Hen party crash victim funeral

The funeral is taking place of an 18-year-old student nurse who was killed when a minibus carrying a hen party was involved in a motorway crash.

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Bethany Jones had an 'energy and enthusiasm for life'

Father Anthony Fenton, who will lead the funeral service of M62 crash victim Bethany Jones, has said the 18-year-old had an "energy and enthusiasm for life".

Speaking about the tributes paid to Bethany Jones by family and friends, he said she was a "very active 18-year-old" who was greatly involved in school activities, dance and drama.

Father Anthony Fenton paying tribute to M62 crash victim Bethany Jones.
Father Anthony Fenton paying tribute to M62 crash victim Bethany Jones. Credit: ITV News

"She was obviously a very people person. No doubt that is a lot of the reason that she wanted to go into nursing and train for that. She had the opportunities to be with people and very clearly she has enjoyed that and in the best sense of the word she has charmed people."

To listen to the full interview visit the ITV News Calendar website.

Brother pays emotional tribute to M62 victim

Ryan Jones, whose 18-year-old sister died in the M62 crash in West Yorkshire, paid an emotional tribute to Bethany.

His mother and other sister – Diane and Amy - were also involved in the accident and he said they are “on the mend” in hospital.

“She was the most beautiful, caring girl I’ve ever met - my baby sister. I just hope she’s at peace now."

Funeral for hen party crash victim

A funeral service for Beth Jones is due to take place later today. Credit: Family Handout

The funeral is due to take place of a student nurse who was killed when a minibus was involved in a motorway crash on the way to a hen party.

Beth Jones, 18, died in the collision between the bus and a lorry on the M62 near Pontefract in West Yorkshire in April. Her funeral service will take place at St Joseph's Church in South Elmsall.

Brother: M62 victim was 'loved by everyone'

Twenty other women on the bus were hurt, eight of them seriously.

They were travelling from the small former mining town of South Elmsall, between Doncaster and Wakefield, for a hen night in Liverpool to celebrate the wedding of Stefanie Firth.

Miss Firth, 24, was among those seriously injured in the crash.

Read: Hen party bus crash leaves one dead and 20 injured

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