TRIBUTES have been paid to four friends who were killed in a horror crash on Sunday.
Nineteen-year-old John David Aston was driving his friends Michaela Louise Favager and Edward Thomas Smith, both 19, and Gillian Fowle, 43, home along the A540 Chester High Road towards Wirral when they collided with a tree at about 2.10am.
It is believed Mr Aston’s Vauxhall Tigra somersaulted several times before landing on its roof, killing all those in the car. All four were from Neston.
Emergency services battled for hours in an attempt to cut the bodies from the wreckage.
It is thought the car may have gone over a pot hole immediately before the collision, and conditions were wet that evening.
The council has now filled in the pot hole.
John and mother-of-three Gill are understood to have worked behind the bar at the Brewers Arms pub in Neston.
Edward knew John and Michaela from school.
Scores of floral tributes and messages have been left at the scene.
Facebook tribute sites have also been set up by friends and messages have flooded on to the sites.
Carole Hart, John Aston’s aunt wrote: “Can’t tell you how devastated his mum, brother Simon and the family are.
“Such a short lifetime – sometimes life is just not fair.”
Keri Huxley, Michaela’s cousin wrote: “Still can’t get my head around it all.
“Can’t believe how much I’m missing you already.
“Your mum, dad and the rest of the family are missing you so much.
“It’s heartbreaking to think that I will never see you again.
“I wish I could turn back time, we all do.”
Cheshire Police are appealing for anyone with information relating to the crash to call them on 0845 458 0000.