STAFF and students at Crestwood School in Kingswinford say they have been left "heartbroken" by the news that former pupil Nathan Cartwight has lost his fight for life after last Tuesday's horror car crash that has rocked the community.

Nathan, aged 18, passed away at the weekend after the single car crash in Bromley Lane last Tuesday (October 13) which claimed the lives of three others.

Driver Joshua Parkes, aged 21, rear seat passenger Lucy Tibbetts, aged 16, and another passenger - named on social media as Izzie Floyd, also 16, were pronounced dead at the scene of the tragedy.

Stourbridge News: L-r - Lucy Tibbetts, Izzie Floyd and Joshua Parkes, bottom, and flowers at the scene - Jacob King/PA WireL-r - Lucy Tibbetts, Izzie Floyd and Joshua Parkes, bottom, and flowers at the scene - Jacob King/PA Wire

Nathan was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in a critical condition along with another teen, named as Izzie Ramsell on social media, who is said to be stable.

He lost his fight for life, however, on Saturday (October 17) - West Midlands Police confirmed.

His mother thanked the emergency services and staff at the QE for giving her the chance to say goodbye to him and said he had lived his "short life to the full".

Tony Bowles, chief executive officer at Invictus Education Trust, described the news of his death as "devastating" and said in a statement: "The Crestwood School and Invictus Education Trust community have been left heartbroken by the news, we had all been hoping and praying Nathan could make a recovery.

"Nathan was a fantastic young man and a credit to his family, we have shared the picture of how we best remember him, surrounded by friends having helped his team mates to a league and cup double for the second year running.

Stourbridge News: Nathan Cartwright pictured fourth from left, back row. Pic - Crestwood SchoolNathan Cartwright pictured fourth from left, back row. Pic - Crestwood School

"We pass on our deepest condolences to Nathan’s family, our thoughts are with you in these most difficult of times.

"It has been the most testing time in my 25 years working in education, and I know the pain is felt across the entire Trust, particularly at Crestwood and Wombourne, where our staff have worked closely with these wonderful young people, building relationships and bonds that will never be forgotten.

"I would also like to take the opportunity to let Izzie’s family know that we are all hoping and praying that she continues to fight and makes a full recovery, she is constantly in our thoughts."

An online Go Fund Me fundraising page set up by Sophie Orourke in memory of Nathan had almost reached its £2,500 target as this article was published.

She said all donations would be passed onto Nathan's mum "to help give him the greatest send off he deserves".

Similar online fundraisers on the Go Fund Me website for the families of Joshua Parkes, Lucy Tibbets and Izzie Floyd have also seen thousands of pounds donated.