Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man crash: Woman killed and boyfriend critical

Jay Waters and Katie Robley Image copyright IOM POLICE
Image caption Katie Robley died and her boyfriend Jay Waters was critically injured

A teenager was killed and her partner critically injured in a crash on the Isle of Man.

Katie Robley, 19, died when the car she was travelling in collided with a van on the A5 Douglas to Castletown Road in Santon at about 22:30 BST on Friday.

Ms Robley's 20-year-old boyfriend Jay Waters' condition was described by police as critical but stable.

A 25-year-old man who was driving the van was not seriously injured in the crash.

The couple, who were both from the south of the island, were travelling south when their black Ford Fiesta collided with the white Renault van, which was travelling in the opposite direction.

Isle of Man Constabulary has appealed for witnesses to contact the force.

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Image caption The crash happened on the road between Douglas and Castletown

Dozens of people have been leaving tributes and messages of condolence on social media.

Writing on Facebook, Ian Richardson said: "Utterly heartbreaking. Katie was a shining light."

Kathryn Manson said: "Katie was such a beautiful girl inside and out."

Det Sgt Alan Shimmin said: "The investigation is still ongoing and it is requested that the privacy of both families are respected at this difficult time."

The families wanted to thank the emergency services and hospital staff for their help and "continued support", he added.

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