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First picture of teen who died in horror crash that left three others injured

A teenage girl who tragically died in a horror car crash has been named and pictured for the first time.

Bethany Ovenden Gumm, 18, from Westbury, Wiltshire, died in an accident on Friday night that also left three other teenagers in hospital.

The young woman was a passenger in a silver Ford Fiesta that crashed into a tree and a garden wall just before midnight.

Paramedics rushed to the scene but she was pronounced dead shortly later.

A man, 19, who was driving the vehicle, was seriously injured and taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

Another female passenger 18, was taken to Southmead Hospital while a third teenage girl, 17, was admitted to the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

The road was closed for several hours and reopened shortly before 10am on Saturday.

Inspector Andrew Lemon has offered his ‘sincere condolences to the family and friends of Beth’.

He said: ‘We completely understand how devastating this must be on those affected by this tragic incident and of course understand people want to come together at the scene to pay their respects and comfort each other.

‘We want to make sure this is done safely and that we don’t exacerbate the situation by spreading the virus, so please try to bear in mind Covid restrictions and social distancing.

‘We know this is a difficult and distressing time but we want people to try and remember social distancing to keep everyone safe, the last thing we want is for friends and family to become ill in the coming days.

‘We’d like to thank the community of Westbury for their support at this time and ask that the privacy of the family is respected.’

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