Hundreds gather to remember two teenagers from North Wales

29 October 2018, 10:08 | Updated: 29 October 2018, 10:48

 John Michael Jones and Leon Rice

Trucks led a convoy in memory of two teenagers from Ruthin who died in a serious crash on Friday.

18 year old John Michael Jones and 17 year old Leon Rice were travelling in a Vauxhall Corsa when it collided with a Vauxhall Antara on Graig Road between Denbigh and Trefnant shortly before 7:30pm on Friday 26th October. 
17 year old Colin Hornsby from Greater Manchester was also in the Corsa and all three were pronounced dead at the scene.
 
The family of John Michael Jones have issued the following tribute to him:
 
Michael was the most loving son, big brother to Joanne, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. We will all miss his big smile and big hugs. He loved his rugby, wagons, driving his car and being with his friends. He would do anything for anyone and the most caring person you could meet. We will miss him and are devastated and heartbroken. Life will never be the same again.”

The family of Leon Rice say:
 
“Leon was a very loving, hardworking, caring son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. We are absolutely devastated by his loss. He was well known and liked by many people in the local area and will be greatly missed. Leon and Michael were the best of friends and to lose both in such tragic circumstances is truly devastating.”

The family of 17-year-old Colin Hornsby from Droylsden, Greater Manchester have shared their tribute:
 
“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.”
 
All three families are being supported by specially-trained Family Liaison Officers.
 
A 16-year-old boy who was a passenger in the Corsa remains in a critical condition at hospital in Aintree, Liverpool.
 
The 68-year-old female passenger from the Vauxhall Antara has since been transferred to hospital in Stoke with serious injuries.
 
The investigation is ongoing and officers continue to appeal to anybody who may have information that could assist the investigation.