Heartbreaking tributes to popular Doncaster teenager killed in road crash

Flowers at the scene of a fatal collision on Hatfield Lane in Armthorpe.

Flowers at the scene of a fatal collision on Hatfield Lane in Armthorpe.

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Heartbreaking tributes have been paid to a popular Doncaster teenager who was tragically killed in a three car collision on Friday.

The teen, named locally as talented footballer Ethan Hedley, aged 19, was killed aftter the black Vauxhall Corsa he was travelling in collided with a blue Ford Mondeo.

Flowers at the scene of a fatal collision on Hatfield Lane in Armthorpe.

Flowers at the scene of a fatal collision on Hatfield Lane in Armthorpe.

The incident occurred at around 9pm on Hatfield Lane in Armthorpe.

Two other passengers in the Corsa were injured. An 18-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries and a second 19-year-old man suffered minor injuries.

The drivers of both cars were uninjured.

Many have left tributes to Mr Hedley at the roadside and on social media. A floral tribute at the scene included a moving message from the victim’s mother. It read: “My world has fallen apart. You were my friend and my son. My heart’s in bits. Need you home but that’s not going to happen. Love you so much you’re always in my heart. Love you son, Mar xx.”

On social media,David Gravel said: “RIP Ethan Hedley, genuinely one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met and had the pleasure of growing up with him. One of the most talented footballers I’ve seen. Thoughts go out to his family and everyone else involved.”

Lauren Frost said: “He could make everyone smile. He had his whole future ahead of him, such a talented boy and so glad to have known for so many years. My heart will forever ache and I’ll always miss seeing his face.”

Sarah Mutton said: “You have blessed so many people who had the opportunity to be within your company.”

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact them on 101 quoting incident number 1122 of April 15, 2016.

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