Stefanie Firth arrived at the funeral of Bethany Jones wearing a pink flower in honour of her friend. The 18-year-old nurse died in a crash on the M62 on the way to Stefanie's hen party.
Allan Howcroft from the charity set up following Bethany Jones' death in a crash on the M62 has told ITV Calendar that her family are proud of the support shown in her memory.
Bethany Jones' coffin was covered in pink roses as it was carried into St Joseph's Church in South Elmsall for her funeral. Many mourners also wore pink as it is understood to have been Bethany's favourite colour.
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.
"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."
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."
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.
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.