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Family praise girl killed in Thornton Road, Bradford crash

Jade Best
Image caption Miss Best was described as having an "outgoing" personality

A teenager killed in a car crash in Bradford had been recently given the all-clear following treatment for cancer, her family said.

Jade Best, 19, from Denholme, Keighley, was killed when the car she was a passenger in crashed into a hairdressers' studio on Monday.

Miss Best's family described her as someone who "embraced" life.

The driver, Jonathan Adam Ruthven, 27, also from Denholme, and another unnamed male passenger also died in the crash.

In a statement Jade's family said she was "a happy go-lucky person and had a lovely outgoing personality that meant she embraced life to its fullest.

"She had recently been given the all-clear following a cancer diagnosis and had so much life left to live.

"We are devastated by her death and that she has been taken from us in such tragic circumstances."

The black Mitsubishi Evo crashed into the building near the junction of Thornton Road and Kipping Lane just after 23:00 BST on Monday.

Miss Best, who was in the rear of the vehicle, Mr Ruthven and the unnamed 32-year-old man were all pronounced dead at the scene.

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