STUDENTS at a Kingswinford school have been invited to shine bright this Friday in memory of former students who were killed in an horrific road crash last week.

A Shine Bright for Lucy and Nathan day has been organised at Crestwood School in Bromley Lane following the deaths of former pupils Lucy Tibbetts, aged 16, and Nathan Cartwright, aged 18, who died along with friends Izzie Floyd, aged 16, and Joshua Parkes, aged 21, after a Skoda Fabia hit a tree in Bromley Lane on the evening of Tuesday October 13.

Headteacher Caroline Sutton said she wants to "fill the school with colour" this Friday (October 23) and she is encouraging staff and pupils to wear "their brightest clothes".

She said the school would be fundraising in memory of the teenagers and added: "There will be buckets around school for students and staff to make donations. With the money raised, I will be meeting with Lucy and Nathan’s friends in school and after consultation with their families decide on the best way of honouring these two wonderful young people who will always be part of the Crestwood family."

The only remaining survivor of the crash, named on social media as Izzie Ramsell, remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital - police said earlier today as they confirmed an independent investigation into the collision would be conducted by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).