Posted: Wed 29th May 2024

Tributes paid to two Wrexham teenagers killed in collision near Cannock for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

The families of two teenagers who tragically died following a collision near Cannock have paid tribute to them,

As reported on Monday morning two teenagers sadly died following a collision near Penkridge, near Cannock in Staffordshire, on Saturday evening. Police say two 17-year-old girls are still in hospital, one in a critical condition following the incident.

Police have confirmed Dafydd Hûw Craven-Jones, 18, of Tanyfron, and Morgan Jones, 17, of Coedpoeth, sadly died following the incident.

Dafydd Hûw’s family have said, “He was a beautiful soul, a wonderful son, brother, uncle, grandson and family member to all that knew him.

“Dafydd was the kindest loving person you could wish to meet, he had his special ways and was different to anyone else.”

“Everyone loved him, the baby of the family.

“Daf would do anything for anyone, albeit moan if he had to tidy his bedroom. He loved his friends more than life itself, and disastrously, this led to his early departure from this world whilst helping a friend on this dreadful night.

“We can take solace that Dafydd would always go out of his way to help his friends.

“We just want to thank his friends for all the wonderful messages and memories they have shared of him and that his short life was filled with lots of love and happiness.

“We ask that our privacy is respected at this sad time. But we thank everyone for their kind messages of support.”

Morgan’s family said: “Our loving son and grandson, Morgan, was a kind caring and loving young man who we were so proud of. He was an outdoor person who excelled in rugby, cricket, horse riding and show jumping.

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

“He was passionate about farming and had secured a place at an agricultural college. He was a very popular young man and was loved by everybody.
“You will be forever missed, Mum, Dad, Taid and Aunt.”

Police in Staffordshire said, “We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the collision. The teenagers were travelling on the Cannock Road, Penkridge, in a Ford Ka. We were called just before midnight to reports of a collision and we arrived a short time later. Two 17-year-old girls are still in hospital, one in a critical condition.”

“Family liaison officers are continuing to support their families at this difficult time and we ask that their privacy is respected”

“Anyone who may have seen the collision, or the vehicle prior to the collision, can email [email protected], call 101 quoting incident number 813 of 25 May, or message us using Live Chat on our website.”

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