Teen ‘angel’ killed in horror crash that leaves two others fighting for lives

Friends of a teenager who died in a horrific crash that left two others fighting for their lives, have said she has “left a hole in our heart”.

Grace Wheatley, 19, from Cleethorpes, was a passenger in a Toyota Aygo that collided with a Mazda on the A631 at the junction with the A631 near Louth, reported GrimsbyLive.

Emergency services were at the crash within minutes but Grace was confirmed dead at the scene while two men in the back seats, one the victim’s boyfriend, were taken to hospital, both with life-threatening injuries.

There had been four friends in the car who had been for a day out in Louth.

One of the injured men was taken to Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre and the other to Hull Royal Infirmary before being transferred to a Liverpool hospital.

Lincolnshire Police has appealed for information from anyone who was in the South Elkington area around the time of the collision at 7.50pm, on August 9.

Grace worked an Asda store on Holles Street, in Grimsby, and was a popular member of staff.

Following the death Grace’s friend Laura Reynolds paid tribute to “an angel and best friend.”

She said: “We will miss her every day and remember her always. Grace was my best friend, I consider her my sister, and she was always warmly welcomed in our family. She has left a hole in our heart and we will miss her dearly.”

Her friend added: “Grace, I will miss staying up with you and always belly laughing. You really were the light of my life. I love you forever and always.”

Laura told how she set up the appeal to help Grace’s family.

She said: “The family aren’t asking for donations but feel that is a comforting gesture that so many people have reached out to try and do anything possible to help ease our pain – it shows us how special she was and how much she meant to so many people.”

Lexi Greenwood posted on Grimsby Live: “I miss you angel, I can’t believe this has happened and my heart lays with the others who need recovery and love.”

Emily Jones said: “Rest in peace to the lovely young lady, she worked alongside my mum. Fly high.”