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Bethany Ovenden Gumm was the passenger in a silver Ford Fiesta when it crashed into a tree and a garden wall just before midnight in Westbury, Wiltshire last night
She was a passenger in a silver Ford Fiesta when it crashed into a tree and a garden wall just before midnight.
She was 18 years old.
Westbury Car Crash
An 18-year-old woman has died and three other teenagers have been injured in a car crash.
The woman was a passenger in a Ford Fiesta which left The Mead in Westbury, Wiltshire and hit a garden wall and a tree at about 23:40 GMT on Friday.
Its driver, a 19-year-old man, was seriously injured and remains at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.
Two other occupants – a woman, 18, and a girl, 17 – have “significant” injuries and also remain in hospital.
The Mead, near the roundabout with the A350, was closed following the accident but reopened at about 10:00 GMT on Saturday.
Posting on Facebook, Bethany’s mum Tracie said: “There was a nasty accident and sadly my daughter lost her life.”
DI Andrew Lemon, of Wiltshire Police, said: “Firstly I would like to start by offering my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Beth.
“We completely understand how devastating this must be on those affected by this tragic incident and of course understand people want to come together at the scene to pay their respects and comfort each other.
“We want to make sure this is done safely and that we don’t exacerbate the situation by spreading the virus so please try to bear in mind Covid restrictions and social distancing.
He added: We know this is a difficult and distressing time but we want people to try and remember social distancing to keep everyone safe, the last thing we want is for friends and family to become ill in the coming days.
“We’d like to thank the community of Westbury for their support at this time and ask that the privacy of the family is respected.”
The force said an investigation into the collision is ongoing.