Two teenagers were killed and three others injured in a car crash in Nottinghamshire.
Jake Hankins, 17, and Harvey Holehouse, 19, were pronounced dead at the crash site.
Their families are supported by specially trained officers.
Harvey, from Woodborough in Nottingham, and Jake, from Stamford in Rutland, were in one of the two cars involved in the crash.
In a statement, the Harvey family said: ‘Harvey is a wonderful person who sees the best in everyone. He brings joy and smiles to everyone he meets and lives life with an unrelenting energy that touches everyone around him.
“He was tragically taken too soon and will be sorely missed, leaving a hole in our hearts. We wish to express our deepest gratitude and are deeply comforted by the tremendous support and appreciation we have received.’
The accident occurred on the A612 Southwell Road, near the small village of Gonalston, at 22:45 on Thursday.
Two other people in the car were rushed to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.
A fifth person suffered injuries that are currently believed to be non-life-threatening.
Louise Melbourne, from the Nottinghamshire Police serious collision investigation unit, said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family and friends of everyone involved.
“Our investigation remains ongoing as we work to establish the circumstances leading to the collision and our trained personnel continue to offer family support.
“I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision, who has not reported it, or the driver who may have recorded dashboard camera footage that may aid our investigation, to contact as soon as possible.”
‘While we understand people want to pay their respects, we would ask anyone laying flowers or tributes to do so as safely as possible.’
Nottinghamshire fire and rescue area manager Damien West added: ‘Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of those who have died in this tragic incident, and our thoughts are with everyone affected.’
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, citing incident number 801 of 22 September.
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