Stoke & Staffordshire

Freasley crash: Tributes at Kingsbury School for crash victims

flowers outside Kingsbury School

People have been paying tribute at a Warwickshire school to three people killed in a crash near Tamworth in Staffordshire.

Maggie Stewart worked at Kingsbury School while her son Damian, and his cousin Dion Walker-Smith were pupils, the BBC understands.

None of the victims from Friday's crash has been formally identified.

Meanwhile, Tamworth fans held a one-minute applause in their memory ahead of the match against Bristol City.

The crash - involving a Scania lorry and three cars - took place in Trinity Road, Freasley, on Friday evening.

'Massive personalities'

Paramedics said three people were confirmed dead at the scene.

A man in another car was taken to Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield with neck pain while a woman in another car and the tipper truck driver also received treatment.

Both Damian, 16, and Dion, 15, played for Coton Green Football Club's under 16s team.

Their manager, Paul Barnes, said he was devastated by the news.

"They were talented footballers with massive personalities," he said. "They formed the backbone of the team."

The school was open on Sunday morning to allow people to visit and place flowers in memory of the three.

A statement on Kingsbury School's website confirmed two pupils and a staff member had died. It said: "Our thoughts are with family and friends at this time.

"We hope to be able to contact them and arrange a more lasting memorial if this is their wish at some point in the future."

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