Tributes to 'incredible' teen pals, 18 & 19, killed in horror crash, as devastated families share photos of daughters | The Sun

THE DEVASTATED families of two "incredible" teen pals killed in a horror crash have paid tribute to the pair.

Jennifer Woodhouse, 18, and best friend Lara Meldrum, 19, sadly died on June 17 after a two-vehicle collision on the A158.

The duo had been driving in Hagworthingham, near Spilsby, Lincs, for a day trip to the seaside when tragedy struck.

Police were called just before 7pm amid reports a black Peugeot and a black Volvo had collided.

The two teens, described by their families as "friends to the end" then succumbed to their injuries and passed away.

Jennifer and Lara were both set to attend Sheffield Hallam University next year after hoping for a "summer of fun" together.

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"Fun loving" Lara played for Nottingham ice hockey club and worked in a local McDonald's restaurant.

Her heartbroken family said in a statement: "Lara was a fun loving girl whose kind and caring nature touched so many of her friends all over the country.

"She followed in the footsteps of her elder brother Ross and became a valued member of The Nottingham ice hockey club.

"She was proud to have won a National league and play briefly at Elite level with the ladies team The Vipers.

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"Latterly Lara worked part time in McDonald’s in Arnold. The shy girl who went for her interview blossomed and her colleagues were soon charmed by that contagious smile and fun.

"We will miss her jumping on our bed every night to chat before we slept. We will miss her taking days to bring her washing and dishes down.

"We will miss her stealing our phones and taking random pictures without us knowing. We will miss her charming ability to get a lift to College despite having just been given money for the bus.

"We will miss her fake tan that made her look like a tiger loaf on day 3. WE WILL MISS HER SO MUCH."

Jennifer's grief-stricken family also paid tribute to their "beautifully kind-hearted" teen, saying she had "the whole world ahead of her".

They said in a statement: "Jennifer was a force of nature. A beautifully kind-hearted, hard-working, caring and empathetic young woman with the whole world ahead of her.


"She was our beautiful, little star. We are all privileged to have had her in our lives.

"She was absolutely hilariously funny with an intelligent sense of humour that never failed. She would be rolling around on the floor with her friends laughing at the silliest thing.

"She was a whirlwind of energy and would go from baking cakes, to dancing, to painting, to playing with her dog, Kevin.

"She lived life to the fullest and looked to the future, always planning, and saving for her travels or for her car, or for whatever she wanted.

"Even before paid work, Jen volunteered at Barnardos where she worked every week making friends with old and young and having loads of fun."

Her loved ones said she loved heading out on adventures, "especially with Lara", before adding that she "will be missed terribly".

Lincolnshire Police again appealed for information from anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

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They urged anyone with dashcam footage of the collision to come forward.

Anyone with information can call 101 or email [email protected] quoting incident 402 of 17 June.

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