Thousands raised for grieving families of 3 people killed in horror BMW crash

Tributes are being paid to three people killed in a horrific accident after a car crashed into a roundabout.

The victims have now been named by close friends as Alex Ford, Scott Simpson and Jay McEvoy, all aged in their 20s and 30s, Liverpool Echo reports.

Fundraising appeals have been launched to help their bereaved families following the triple tragedy on East Prescot Road in Knotty Ash in the early hours of Monday.

Those who died were said to have young children.

In a tribute and fundraising effort for Alex Ford, friend Tammie Lunt said: "Sadly this week, this gorgeous girl lost her life in a horrendous crash along with two other young lads.

"This beautiful girl is a mummy and her babies have sadly had their beautiful mum taken away far too soon.

"Same with the two lads, they have left babies behind too. My heart is breaking for you all right now.

"Please, if you can give anything then please please do so, no amount is too small. Heartbroken for the family and friends of Alex, and two young lads. Sleep, tight angels."

So far, almost £7,000 has been raised, far exceeding the original target of £1,000.

To help, visit the page here.

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In a tribute and fundraising bid for Mr Simpson, Sarah Jones said: "We are raising funds for our beautiful Scott Simpson who sadly passed away in a horrific car accident this week.

"Scott left his gorgeous baby boy behind. We would like to raise as much money as we can to help with funeral costs and for his beautiful baby boy.

"We are all completely heartbroken and want to give him the send-off he deserves

"Rest in peace Scott, you were so loved by everyone.

"Our hearts also go out to the family and friends of Alex and James who both sadly lost their lives in the same car accident."

So far, £2,320 has been raised. To help, visit the page here.

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And a third tribute and fundraising appeal was started for Jay McEvoy, who was also known by the nickname "Jimbo."

It said: "As we all know Jay was a big part of a lot of people’s lives and will be missed so much.

"We would like to do a collection in his memory."

To help, visit the page here.

A large shrine of flowers and photos has built up at the scene where the BMW lost control and smashed into the roundabout, immediately bursting into flames.

Emergency services rushed to the busy road as a huge police and ambulance presence was seen at the location, close to the Greyhound pub.

Officers and paramedics performed CPR procedures, but sadly all three people from the car died later.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or captured anything on CCTV or dashcam is asked to contact (0151) 7775747, or via @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, with reference 21000264565.

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