South Yorkshire Police were called to Kiveton Lane, in Rotherham, on Sunday morning following reports of a car crash. Three men inside – two 19-year-olds and an 18-year-old – were pronounced dead at the scene.
A spokesperson for the force said: “We are on scene in Kiveton Lane, Rotherham after a collision in which three men have died.
“The teenagers, two 19-year-olds and an 18-year-old, died at the scene after the white Ford Fiesta they were travelling in collided with a tree at around 6pm.
“Their families have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
“Please stay clear of the area tonight while we carry out our work. If you have any information relating to this collision, you can report this through 101 – incident number 676 of October 24.”
This comes just a month after a 13-year-old was hospitalised with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Rotherham.
On September 27, South Yorkshire Police were called after reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian on Canklow Road, Rotherham.
Officers attended the scene, and the pedestrian, a 13-year-old boy, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said at the time: “Police were called at 8am on (Monday, September 27) following reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian on Canklow Road, Rotherham.
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It was reported the car left the carriageway 500 yards prior to the entrance of Maltby Colliery and crashed into a tree.
The 67-year-old driver is believed to have suffered a medical episode at the wheel.
He was rushed to hospital by ambulance crews where he remained in a critical condition.
Officers were appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact the force.