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Brother of M62 victim: She was a ‘beautiful, caring’ girl

Ryan Jones, whose 18-year-old sister died in the M62 crash in West Yorkshire, has 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.

“She’s loved by everyone around her, nobody could say a bad word about our Bethany.

“She’d just started university this year… She always looked up to me.”

The teenager was travelling with friends from South Elmsall in West Yorkshire to Liverpool for a hen party when their minibus collided with a lorry near junction 32.


  1. ITV News Reporter Ben Chapman

Injured women from M62 crash in 'stable condition'

A hospital treating seven of the women injured in a fatal minibus crash on the M62, has said they are now all in a stable condition.

A spokesman for Leeds General Infirmary said one woman was still in intensive care following the crash on Friday. Another woman is being treated in the hospital's high dependency unit, while a further five are on a major trauma ward.

A minibus collided with a lorry on the M62 on Friday. Credit: Press Association

They were among a group of more than 20 women who were ontheir way from West Yorkshire to a hen party in Liverpool, when their minibuscollided with a lorry on the M62. Bethany Jones, 18, was killed.

Bride-to-be still in hospital after M62 crash

A bride-to-be who was travelling in a minibus to her hen party when it was struck by a lorry on the M62 on Friday, remains seriously ill in hospital.

The bride, named locally as Stefanie Firth, is understood to be one of eight women who still remain in hospital.

West Yorkshire Police have confirmed that one of the party is in intensive care.

At total of twenty one women where injured when the minibus collided with the lorry near Pontefract in West Yorkshire.

Tributes have been paid to 18-year-old Bethany Jones who died in the accident.

Family's tribute to teenage victim after M62 crash

The family of 18-year-old Bethany Jones have paid tribute to the "fun and bubbly girl" who died following a crash on the M62 on Friday.

She was travelling with friends from South Elmsall in West Yorkshire to Liverpool for a hen party when their minibus collided with a lorry near junction 32.

A further 20 people were injured in the crash - eight women are said to be "critically injured" - including the bride-to-be, named in reports as Stefanie Firth.

ITV News' Ben Chapman reports:


Family and friends pay tribute to crash victim Bethany

Family and friends have been paying tribute to the teenager who died on her way to a hen party. Bethany Jones, who was 18, should have been celebrating with her friends but she died when their minibus collided with a lorry on the M62 in West Yorkshire on Friday.

A further eight people, including the bride-to-be remain in a critical condition.

ITV News reporter Ben Chapman reports:

Family: Bethany Jones was 'apple' of her Grandad's eye

The family of Bethany Jones, 18, who died in a M62 crash yesterday afternoon have paid tribute to her.

A statement said: "Beth was a fun and bubbly girl who was caring and considerate to everyone she met. She was the apple of her Grandad's eye and she will never be forgotten and sadly missed by everyone."

Bethany Jones was killed when the minibus she was travelling in crashed

Bethany was killed when a minibus she was travelling in with friends to a hen party, collided with a lorry at junction 32 of the westbound carriageway near Pontefract, West Yorkshire.

In total 21 women were injured, including the bride-to-be, after the group set out from nearby South Elmsall to travel to Liverpool.

The driver of the lorry was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Tributes for teenager killed in M62 hen party bus crash

A teenager killed in a motorway crash involving a minibus taking a group of women to a hen party has been named as 18-year-old Bethany Jones from Pontefract.

Eight of the 21 passengers have been critically injured, with one in intensive care and seven in a "serious but stable" condition.

The driver of the goods vehicle arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Ben Chapman reports from South Elmsall.

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