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Jayden Ryder killed and three injured in Ferryhill car crash

Jayden Ryder Image copyright Durham Police
Image caption Jayden Ryder was described as a "much-loved daughter and granddaughter" by her family

A woman has died and three others were injured in a head-on collision in County Durham.

Jayden Ryder, 18, was killed in the crash between a Fiat 500 and Audi A3 on the B6287 near Ferryhill at about 20:25 GMT on Friday.

Durham Police said a 19-year-old male passenger in the Fiat and two men aged 26 and 27 in the Audi were injured and taken to hospital.

Miss Ryder's family described her as "God's special angel".

A police investigation into the crash is continuing.

Serious condition

In a statement Miss Ryder's family said: "Jay was a much-loved daughter and granddaughter who will be sadly missed by everyone.

"There is now an empty space in our hearts. Until we see you again, Daddy's girl, who has turned into God's special angel."

The passenger in her car was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough and later discharged.

The 26-year-old driver of the Audi suffered leg injuries and was taken to University Hospital of North Durham.

His passenger, a 27-year-old man, remains in a serious condition in James Cook Hospital.

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