Derby Crash Victim's Family Pay Tribute

11 September 2018, 06:30 | Updated: 11 September 2018, 06:33

Betty Wood - Derby crash victim

The family of an 18-year-old woman who was killed in a car crash in Derby have described their daughter as "incredibly kind, hysterically funny and exceptionally beautiful."

Betty Wood was the passenger in a Renault Clio when it collided with a Mercedes E320 at 1.10am on Sunday.

The teenager, from Belper, was taken to the QMC in Nottingham following the incident at the junction of Friar Gate and Stafford Street in Derby but her injuries were not survivable, Derbyshire Police said.

The force said the drivers of both cars were arrested at the scene and, after being treated at hospital for injuries sustained in the crash, were interviewed and released under investigation.

In a statement issued through police, Miss Wood's family said: "Betty was a truly amazing daughter, sister and friend.

"She was unique. To us she was just Little Betty.

"She was incredibly kind, hysterically funny, caring, strong and exceptionally beautiful. She was the life and soul of every party and was loved by so many.

"Our lives will never be the same, our hearts are broken and our world will miss the beauty and light she brought to us all."

Derbyshire Police have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.