The “much loved” mother of a recent car crash victim has passed away, just days after her son’s tragic death.

Sara Jane Smith, from Aston, died over the weekend, less than two weeks after Martin Ward, 18, was killed near Kiveton Lane.

Martin had been in a car with his two friends, Mason Hall and Ryan Geddes, both 19, when their vehicle collided into a tree last month. All three teenagers were pronounced dead at the scene.

Sara had been involved in tributes for the crash victims prior to her passing, having invited people to Burgoyne Park the day after the collision for a firework display in memory of the boys.

A police investigation into the incident is ongoing.