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[27 NOV 00] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Five Teenagers Killed In Horrific Crash

Five teenage friends were killed when their car was in a head-on collision with a lorry on a country road.

The college students lost their lives following the crash on the B4102 Astley Lane by Seeswood Pool, near Nuneaton at 1.10pm on Friday.

The car, a blue Hillman Imp, was driving from Nuneaton when it collided with an Iveco box van.

Four of the five lads died immediately in the impact.

Three were aged 17: Adam Peberdy, from Bulkington,  who was driving the car, Craig Wilson and Jonathon Roberts, from New Arley.

An 18-year-old, James Carrington-Howard from Claybrook Magna was also killed in the impact.

The fifth occupant of the car, Alexander Seaton, aged 17, from Nuneaton, was taken to hospital with severe injuries, but died overnight.

All five were students at King Edward College in Nuneaton. They had left during the lunch hour to check out a venue for Jonathon Roberts' 18th birthday party. His birthday would have been this week.

The driver of the van, a 43-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman suffered minor injuries and shock.

Chief Inspector David Barratt said:

"There are no words to describe this tragic accident ."

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward and call 01926 415000.

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