Tributes to 'beautiful' Sylvie Bates and Martha Swift, both 16, after teen pals were killed in devastating crash | The Sun

TRIBUTES have today been paid to two "beautiful" 16-year-old pals who were killed in a devastating crash.

Martha Swift and Sylvie Bates, both 16, from Lichfield in Staffordshire, suffered serious injuries in a collision with a white Vauxhall Vivaro van in Whittington, just after 10.25pm on Monday 29 May.

They were taken to hospital where Sylvie died on May 31 and Martha died on June 2.

The girls' families said: “We are devastated by the loss of our beautiful and loving daughters and sisters.

“Please respect our privacy at this difficult time.”

Cops are now appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage of the horror crash.

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It comes after a woman, 18, and a man, 21, were killed in a horror crash involving a car and truck.

The pair were pronounced dead at the scene of the collision near Ashford in Kent at around 5pm on Monday.

Their Vauxhall Corsa collided with a white DAF truck, with cops appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage.

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