Hereford & Worcester

Shropshire college's tributes to student after crash

A Shropshire college has paid tribute to a former student who was killed in a car crash at the weekend.

James Fox, 18, from Orelton, Herefordshire, died when the car he was a passenger in left the A49, rolled over and caught fire.

Ludlow College said the student, who recently completed his A levels, was "a hardworking, popular and friendly student."

The 18-year-old driver was arrested and bailed after the crash.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and bailed further pending further inquiries.

Two men suffered minor injuries in the crash which happened on the A49 in Hope under Dinmore, Herefordshire, at about 0245 BST on Sunday.

College principal Jonathan Davis, said: "All of us here at Ludlow College are very shocked and saddened to hear of James' death.

"He was a hardworking, popular and friendly student who left us this summer after studying biology, maths and business studies.

"Our deepest sympathies go to his friends and family at this time."

Anyone with information about the crash has been urged to contact West Mercia Police.

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