Families pay tribute to two teenagers who died in crash

The families of two teenagers whose bodies lain undiscovered for six hours after a crash have spoken of their heartbreak at their loss.

Driver Ella Alford and passenger Aimee Clayton, both 18, died following the accident on the A30 near Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Police believe their Fiat 500 car collided with trees at about 10.35pm on Tuesday, but the vehicle was not discovered until just before 5am the following morning near to the Hatch pub in Old Basing.

Ella Alford (Hampshire Police/PA)
Ella Alford (Hampshire Police/PA)

 
The family of Miss Alford, from Basingstoke, said in a statement: "No words can ever express the sorrow and heartbreak we feel as we try to come to terms with the untimely and tragic loss of our beautiful, selfless daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece and cousin.

"Our kind, funny girl, with the biggest heart, who always put everyone else before herself.
 
"A tragic loss to our family and the many friends whose lives she touched, she leaves a hole that can never, ever be filled.
 
"Forever young, forever beautiful, forever in our hearts."
 
Miss Clayton's family, from Hook, said: "Our beautiful Aimee, our angel, such a unique and amazingly gifted soul who always had time and patience for anybody, destined for great things, but taken far too soon.

"She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and we as a family are left bereft".

A Hampshire police spokesman said: "Investigations into the exact circumstances of the collision are ongoing and officers believe the collision happened around 10.35pm.

"We are still keen to speak to anyone who was travelling along that road."

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