AN 18-year-old boy has died in hospital after suffering fatal injuries in a crash that killed three of his friends.

Nathan Cartwright was the fourth person killed after a Skoda Fabia veered off the road and into a tree in Kingswinford.

He was one of five people in the car which crashed at around 8.50pm on Bromley Lane near to the junction of Standhills Road last Tuesday (13 October).

The driver, Joshua Parkes, 21, and rear seat passenger Lucy Tibbetts, 16, (pictured below) were pronounced dead at the scene. Another passenger, a 16-year-old girl, also died in the collision.

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Nathan was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but police confirmed he sadly passed away yesterday (Saturday).

In a loving tribute released today, his mother said: “My gorgeous boy Nath taken way too soon. You lived your short life to the full. You are at peace now.

"I would also like to thank the emergency services and the QE hospital for saving his life and giving me the chance to say goodbye to him."

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "Our sympathies remain with all those affected by this tragic incident.

"Specialist officers continue to support the families of all five victims, including those of a 16-year-old girl who remains in hospital in a stable condition."

A Go Fund Me page has been set up in Nathan's memory and had already raised more than £1.2k with tributes pouring in to the popular teen.

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The site, set up by Sophie O'Rourke, is to "give him the send off he deserves."

It states: "It is with great sadness to hear the news that Nathan sadly passed away.

"Nathan was in the car that crashed in Kingswinford after fighting for his life he sadly lost his fight and joined his friends.

"At such a sad time I would like to raise money to give to his family to help with the costs of the arrangements needed to be made.

"To help give him the send off he deserves.

"Every donation will be greatly appreciated and im sure his family will be very grateful.

"All donations will be passed onto Nathan's mom to help give him the greatest send off he deserves."

One tribute read: "Heaven truly has gained an angel, rest easy Nath will miss seeing your contagious smile and laugh."

A Facebook group called 'In Memory of Nathan Cartwright' has also been set up with messages of condolence flooding in.

The driver of the car, Joshua Parkes, aged 21, is pictured below. 

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