Canvey teenager killed in tragic car crash

Echo: Canvey teenager killed in tragic car crash Canvey teenager killed in tragic car crash

A TEENAGER from Canvey was tragically killed alongside two of his friends in a horrific car crash which has left another boy with serious injuries.

Ashley Jones, 19, died instantly with Harry Ferrand, 17, and Jack Boyton, 17, who were both from Enfield, after their blue Corsa ploughed into the back of an articulated Mercedes lorry on the A10 in Hertfordshire.

Social networking sites Facebook and Twitter were flooded with tributes to the boys who died instantly at 2.15pm on Friday.

Another passenger Liam Bradshaw, 17, from Enfield, was taken to the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, by air ambulance with serious injuries and he is in a critical condition

The driver of the lorry was not injured in the accident and the road between the Turnford and Hoddlesdon junctions was closed for six hours while police investigated.

An air ambulance and ambulances from three different depos were scrammbled to the scene on the northbound carriageway on the A10.

Gary Sanderson, a spokesman for the ambulance service and who attended the scene said: "First and foremost our thoughts are firmly with all of the families of the men involved in this tragic incident.

"Following a rapid scene assessment by paramedics at the scene, three men were pronounced dead shortly after.

"A fourth man, who was seriously injured, was treated by land and air ambulance crews, before he was flown to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel for further care."

Investigating Officer Sergeant Colin Jenkinson, of the Roads Policing Unit for Hertforshire Police, added: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the victims’ families’ at this difficult time.

“We are conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the collision and are appealing for anyone who may have seen the blue Corsa immediately prior to the collision happening to please get in contact.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the non-emergency number 101.

Did you know Ashley? Please post any tributes below in the comments section.

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8:15pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Sean4u says...

News no parent nor friend of a youth should ever have to hear. Those left grieving have my sympathy.
News no parent nor friend of a youth should ever have to hear. Those left grieving have my sympathy. Sean4u
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9:55pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Brunning999 says...

So young, so hard to accept RIP
So young, so hard to accept RIP Brunning999
  • Score: 9

10:37pm Sun 11 Nov 12

sharry says...

RIP and my sympathy to the parents, relatives and friends of these young people :(
RIP and my sympathy to the parents, relatives and friends of these young people :( sharry
  • Score: 5

7:54pm Mon 12 Nov 12

BuddyS says...

I was told tonight, off the record, that it was a horrible accident, I am not going to say more to add to the rumours on the net there was no speeding involved, no boy racers, just a horrible horrible accident, the place where it happened is nortorious for accidents, and this one unforunately just adds to the statistics for this place. RIP guys.
I was told tonight, off the record, that it was a horrible accident, I am not going to say more to add to the rumours on the net there was no speeding involved, no boy racers, just a horrible horrible accident, the place where it happened is nortorious for accidents, and this one unforunately just adds to the statistics for this place. RIP guys. BuddyS
  • Score: 2

8:39am Tue 13 Nov 12

Happylass says...

I never knew any of these young lads, but it's dreadful for their parents to have to bury their children. Such a waste of young lives, regardless of how the accident happened. My condolences to their families and friends, and Rest in Peace, Ashley, Harry and Jack. I trust that Liam recovers well from his injuries, both physical and mental. It was your firends' time to leave, now you must carry on living for them.
I never knew any of these young lads, but it's dreadful for their parents to have to bury their children. Such a waste of young lives, regardless of how the accident happened. My condolences to their families and friends, and Rest in Peace, Ashley, Harry and Jack. I trust that Liam recovers well from his injuries, both physical and mental. It was your firends' time to leave, now you must carry on living for them. Happylass
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