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Tributes to Droylsden teenager killed in collision tragedy
Sunday 28th October 2018 @ 18:35 by Nigel Skinner
Ashton Droylsden Tameside

The family of a Droylsden teenager killed in a two-car collision in North Wales on Friday night have paid tribute to him.

Seventeen-year-old Colin Hornsby from Droylsden was one of three teenagers who died in the tragedy which happened near Denbigh, North Wales, just before 7.30pm.

In a statement released through North Wales police Colin’s family said: “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.”

Emergency services were called to reports of the collision on Graig Road between Denbigh and Trefnant involving a Vauxhall Corsa and a Vauxhall Antara.

The two other teenagers who lost their lives have been named as 18-year-old John Michael Jones and 17-year-old Leon Rice. There were both from Ruthin in Wales.

All three had been travelling in the Vauxhall Corsa.

A 16-year-old boy who was a passenger in the Corsa was also seriously injured and was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and has since been transferred to hospital in Aintree, Liverpool. His condition is described as critical.

A 19-year-old man who was also in the Corsa remains at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan, also with serious injuries.

The driver and passenger of the Vauxhall Antara were also taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. The 66-year-old male driver sustained minor injuries, but the 68-year-old female passenger sustained serious injuries in the incident and she has since been transferred to a hospital in Stoke.

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.

“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 were present during the incident but we continue to appeal to anyone who we haven’t yet spoken with to get in touch.”

COLIN: Loved life, music and designer clothes and was loved by all his family and friends.