Three teenagers killed in Denbigh crash that injured elderly couple

Pictured: Three teenagers killed in a two car horror smash that injured their two friends and a couple in their 60s

  • John Michael Jones, 18, Leon Rice, 17, and Colin Hornsby, 17, died in the crash 
  • Their Corsa collided with Antara driven by a man, 68, whose passenger was 62 
  • They were both injured along with two Corsa passengers who are being treated 

These are the three teenagers killed in a horror crash that also injured a couple in their sixties and two other people. 

John Michael Jones, 18, and 17-year-old Leon Rice, both from Ruthin died in the collision with another vehicle on the outskirts of Denbigh. A third, 17-year-old Colin Hornsby from Greater Manchester, was also killed.

Flowers and messages from heartbroken friends and family have been left at the scene of the horrific crash. 

John Michael Jones, Leon Rice and Colin Hornsby have been named as the three victims of a horrific car crash on the outskirts of Denbigh 

This heartfelt message was left at the site following the devastating crash, which killed three teenagers 

One note left, addressed to John and Leon, said: ‘Can’t believe this has happened, I keep hoping I get a message saying you are both okay.

‘Missing you already. You are both going to be missed. Going to miss all the fun times, all the laughing and the joking around.’

Another message left on flowers at the scene said: ‘To the bestest brother – we love you and will never forget you.’

One person wrote: ‘Thinking of you all. Deepest love is with the family.’

Well-wishers have left messages of support at the site of the crash, which killed three and injured four 

The crash happened at around 7.30pm on Friday night when a Vauxhall Corsa carrying five young men crashed with a Vauhxhall Antara being driven by a 68-year-old man. He suffered minor injuries, but his 62-year-old female passenger was seriously injured and is also being treated at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.

Two of the passengers in the Corsa survived and are being treated in hospital for their injuries.  

The family of Colin Hornsby paid tribute to him through North Wales Police on Saturday, saying: ‘Colin was loved by all his family and friends. He loved life, music and his designer clothes.

‘He will be missed by all his family and friends and our lives will never be the same again without him.’

Flowers are piling up at the site of the crash after a car carrying the teenagers crashed with a car carrying two elderly passengers 

A 16-year-old boy who was a passenger in the Corsa was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and has since been transferred to hospital in Aintree, Liverpool, with serious injuries. A 19-year-old man who was also in the Corsa remains at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.

The road was closed for almost eight hours following the crash, with road blocks in place as collision investigators continued to establish the cause of the crash.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Sergeant Leigh Evans of the Roads Policing Unit said: ‘A thorough investigation into the tragedy is ongoing in order that we can fully understand what happened.

Emergency services were called to reports of a two-vehicle collision on the road between Denbigh and Trefnant just before 7:30pm

‘Our thoughts remain with the three families during this incredibly difficult time. All are being supported by specially-trained Family Liaison Officers.

‘We have spoken to a number of people who present during the incident but we continue to appeal to anyone who we haven’t yet spoken with to get in touch.’

Anybody who may have information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit on 101 or via live web chat quoting reference number W153175.


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