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Two teenage boys died in a car accident, and a 17-year-old girl is fighting for her life

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Dafydd Hûw Craven-Jones, 18, and Morgan Jones, 17, died in a single-vehicle crash (Image: Staffordshire Police/SWNS)

Tributes have been paid to two “wonderful” and “kind” teenagers who died in a car crash.

Driver Dafydd Hûw Craven-Jones, 18, and front-seat passenger Morgan Jones, 17, both from Wrexham, died in a single-vehicle crash in Penkridge, Staffordshire, on Saturday.

Two girls, both 17, are still in hospital and one of them is in a critical condition.

Despite the efforts of the emergency services, the teenage boys were found dead at the scene.

Mr Craven-Jones’ family paid tribute to him and described him as a “beautiful soul” and “family man”, while Mr Jones’ family described him as a “very popular young man”.

Craven Jones’ family said: ‘Dafydd was the kindest, loving person you could ever hope to meet, he had his own special ways and was different to everyone else.

“Everyone loved him, the baby of the family.

“Daf would do anything for anyone, although he would moan if he had to clean his bedroom.

Hûw Craven-Jones
The driver of the car was Hûw Craven-Jones and his family said he had a “beautiful soul” (Image: Staffordshire Police/SWNS)

“He loved his friends more than life itself, which catastrophically led to his early departure from this world, helping a friend on that terrible night.

“We can take comfort in the fact that Dafydd always did everything he could to help his friends.

“We just want to thank his friends for all the wonderful messages and memories they shared about him, and for making his short life so full of love and happiness.

“We ask you to respect our privacy at this sad time. But thank you all for your kind words of support.”

Mr Jones’ family said: “Our loving son and grandson Morgan was a kind, caring and loving young man of whom we were very proud.

“He was an outdoorsman who excelled at rugby, cricket, horse riding and show jumping.

Morgan Jones
According to his family, Morgan Jones was a “very popular young man” (Image: Staffordshire Police/SWNS)

“He will be sadly missed by all the rugby, cricket and equestrian families, as well as his family and friends.

“He was passionate about farming and secured a place at an agricultural college. He was a very popular young man and everyone liked him.

“We will miss you forever, Mom, Dad, Taid and Aunty.”

People at the scene left bouquets of flowers and a Welsh flag tied to a tree.

There is a tribute at the site with the words: “Our son forever in our hearts.”

The second message reads: “I love my little brother and his best friend. I already miss you.

Another tribute read: “To my little brother and best uncle, we will miss you forever.”

The two teenagers played for Wrexham Rugby Club and “made their mark in the youth team”.

The club said in a statement: “We feel enormous sadness and a deep sense of loss following the deaths of Dafydd and Morgan. They were good friends on and off the field, and the void they left will never be filled.

“The club has been overwhelmed by the kind expressions of support from everyone who knew him, as well as from all rugby clubs in North Wales and beyond.

“Our thoughts are with the families at this heartbreaking time and we send our deepest condolences.”

A comment on Ian Stuart’s post reads: ‘So much sadness. Morgan was at this club with Daf before they started dating. They made dens out of equipment bags and went out in all weathers.

Sergeant Richard Moors said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the young people who tragically lost their lives and those who were injured.

“Specialist officers are supporting their families during this difficult time and we ask you to respect their privacy.

“A full and detailed investigation is currently ongoing to determine the cause of the collision.”

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