School ‘heartbroken’ by five Doncaster teen deaths issues emotional tributes

Bartosz Bortniczak, 18, Blake Cairns, 16, Arpad Kore, 18, Jordanna Goodwin, 16, and Megan Storey, 16.

Bartosz Bortniczak, 18, Blake Cairns, 16, Arpad Kore, 18, Jordanna Goodwin, 16, and Megan Storey, 16.

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The five teenagers tragically killed in a horror crash were ‘popular’ and ‘full of life’.

The headteacher of Danum Academy in Doncaster where the four current students and one ex-pupil studied has issued heartfelt tributes to the youngsters.

Bartosz Bortniczak, aged 18, Blake Cairns, 16, Arpad Kore, 18, Jordanna Goodwin, 16, and Megan Storey, 16, all died in a collision in Conisbrough on Saturday night.

They were travelling in a Toyota car that collided with a grey Seat Leon on the A630 Balby Road heading towards Conisbrough.

Police arrested a 21-year-old man who was driving a black Vauxhall Corsa on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was released on police bail.

Headteacher Rebecca Staples said: “Each one of them has a special place in each of our hearts. They had tremendous lives ahead of them.

“Grief is already spreading across our community. Our thoughts remain with the families and friends of these wonderful young people.

“Everybody is totally devastated and all of them were really bubbly students, full of life, that others looked up to.

“That makes it all the more devastating. They are characters that everybody would know and love.

“They brought many, many fine qualities to our school.”

Ms Staples said Blake Cairns, Jordanna Goodwin, Arpad Kore, and Megan Storey were all ‘flourishing’ in sixth form.

The scene of the crash is just 100 metres from the location of another horror collision which left three teenagers dead on the same road three years ago.

The driver of the Seat car, a 45-year-old man from Mexborough, suffered a broken leg.

* Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information about the crash to contact them on 101.

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