Three young friends – two from the same small village – died in a horror smash after their car ploughed into a 4×4 on a dark country lane.
Teenagers Peter Eyre and Daniel Leafe were killed alongside Aiden Edmonds when the Ford Fiesta they were travelling in smashed into a Land Rover Discovery then demolished a stone wall.
Father-of-one Mr Edmonds, 25, and his friends were all pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near Buxton, Derbyshire, on Wednesday night.
Last night as a community mourned the local MP said her “heart goes out” to the families of the victims and praised the emergency services who tried to save the young men.
Paramedics rushed to the collision on the outskirts of the town, just after 6.30pm on Wednesday night, but they were unable to save the trio.
Fire crews using cutting gear managed to free the driver of the other vehicle who was rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Peter and Daniel, both 18, lived in the small community of Peak Dale, Derbyshire, just over a mile from the scene of the tragedy.
The road was closed for almost 10 hours as crash investigators inspected the scene of devastation. Police have not revealed who was at the wheel of the Fiesta.
Floral tributes have been laid at the crash site and grief-stricken friends took to social media to pay tributes to the trio.
Alex Gaeta, wrote: “Last night I lost three good mates of mine. Aiden Edmonds, Peter Eyre and Daniel Leafe. Words cannot describe how I feel right now.”
Aiden, known as Ade to his friends, from Buxton has a young son.
He was a keen fisherman and a car enthusiast and had recently passed his HGV test and was working as a lorry driver.
His best friend Nick Gaunt posted several messages and pictures of them together.
One of his tributes said: “My life has been changed tonight forever.
“I have lost my true and only real best mate. The memories are forever and the love was beyond real. To you Aiden I love you broski”.