Three teenagers killed when car hit tree near Sheffield are named

PICTURED: Three teenagers killed when their Ford Fiesta crashed into a tree near Sheffield as friends and family pay tribute to ‘best friends’

  • Martin Ward, 18, Mason Hall and Ryan Geddes, both 19, were all involved in crash
  • South Yorkshire Police said they all died at scene in Rotherham, near Sheffield
  • Tribute messages including ‘will be missed’ and ‘love you boys’ have been left on a decorated car
  • Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward

Three teenagers who died when the car they were travelling in careered off the road and hit a tree have been named by police.

Martin Ward, 18, Mason Hall and Ryan Geddes, both 19, were travelling in a white Ford Fiesta that crashed in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, just after 6pm on Sunday.

All three tragically died at the scene, officers said.

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident on Kiveton Lane to come forward with information.

A decorated car has been left at the side of the road covered in phrases such as ‘will be missed’ and ‘love you boys’ in tribute to the teens.

Three teenagers including Ryan Geddes (pictured), 19, have been named as the victims of a car crash in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, just after 6pm on Sunday.


Martin Ward (left), 18, Mason Hall (right) and Ryan Geddes, both 19, were travelling in a white Ford Fiesta well it careered off the road and hit a tree

The blue Volkswagen Polo has been signed by friends and family and includes the names of the teenagers in large black letters.

Balloons, flowers and a car registration plate have also been left at the scene along with handwritten notes and pictures.

Martin’s heartbroken mum, Sara Jane Smith, said he and his best friend Mason were ‘such loving kids’ and would be ‘so sadly missed’.

She added: ‘This shouldn’t have happened, they were far too young to have this happen. They hadn’t even lived their lives.’

Balloons, flowers and a car registration plate have also been left at the scene along with handwritten notes and pictures

Mason’s grandfather Peter Hall revealed he’d died just days after his 19th birthday.

A childhood friend said Mason was ‘one of the kindest people you could meet’.

The pal, called Taylor, said: ‘He was such a kind person to everyone he met whether he knew them for a day or for a year.

‘He was the type of person to give you his last tenner out of his pocket so he didn’t see you go without.

‘He was the type of person to make you laugh and pull you up when you were down.’ 

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident on Kiveton Lane to come forward with information

The crash happened on a short 40mph stretch of country road between the villages of Kiveton Park and Todwick. 

Police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them.   

South Yorkshire Police said in a statement: ‘The families of all three men have expressed their wish to have their privacy respected at this time and will not be issuing any further statements or tributes publicly.

‘Officers in Rotherham are keen for any witnesses to the incident to come forward and pass on any information they may have.

‘Anyone travelling along Kiveton Lane at the time who may have captured anything via dashcam, or anyone in the area who may have seen or heard anything, is asked to call 101, message us via social media or use our online reporting portal, quoting incident number 676 of October 24.’

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