18-Year-Old Woman Dies Following Crash In Derby

An 18-year-old woman from Belper, who suffered serious injuries in a collision in Derby, has died.

Betty Wood was the passenger in a Renault Clio when it collided with a Mercedes E320 at the junction of Friar Gate and Stafford Street in Derby at 1.10am on Sunday (September 9).

A statement released by Betty’s family paid tribute to the “incredibly kind, hysterically funny and exceptionally beautiful” young woman.

The statement said: “Betty was a truly amazing daughter, sister and friend. She was unique. To us she was just Little Betty.

“She was incredibly kind, hysterically funny, caring, strong and exceptionally beautiful. She was the life and soul of every party and was loved by so many.

“Our lives will never be the same, our hearts are broken and our world will miss the beauty and light she brought to us all.”

Betty was taken to the QMC in Nottingham following the incident but she did not survive the injuries sustained in the crash.

The drivers of both cars were arrested at the scene and, after being treated at hospital for injuries sustained in the crash, were interviewed and released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Derbyshire Constabulary are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, particularly anyone from the Ford Street side of the junction with Friar Gate, to contact them immediately.

Anyone who thinks they have any information, particularly anyone with dash-cam footage, should secure any video and contact the police with incident number 18*430380 using one of the following methods.

  • Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
  • Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
  • Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
  • Phone – call us on 101.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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