A horrific car crash in England has left an 18-year-old dead and three other teens severely injured.

On Friday, Bethany Gumm and three others were traveling in a silver Ford Fiesta when the vehicle collided with a garden wall and tree in Westbury, Wiltshire. While Gumm was pronounced dead on the spot, the driver of the vehicle, a 19-year-old man, was rushed to a nearby hospital with severe injuries. Two other passengers, an 18-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl, also sustained severe injuries and were hospitalized.

Offering condolences, officer Andrew Lemon said, "We completely understand how devastating this must be on those affected by this tragic incident and of course understand people want to come together at the scene to pay their respects and comfort each other."

The road where the accident took place was closed for nearly 10 hours.

Meanwhile, the officer said that those who want to go to the victim’s home to show their respects should maintain social distancing and wear a mask.

"We want to make sure this is done safely and that we don't exacerbate the situation by spreading the virus so please try to bear in mind COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing," he said.

"We know this is a difficult and distressing time but we want people to try and remember social distancing to keep everyone safe, the last thing we want is for friends and family to become ill in the coming days. We'd like to thank the community of Westbury for their support at this time and ask that the privacy of the family is respected," he added.

The circumstances of the collision were being investigated.

The incident comes months after six children died when their car plunged into a river in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Nine people were in the car when the driver lost control while trying to dodge a teen cyclist, resulting in the vehicle veering off the road and falling off a bridge into the river. The accident killed six siblings, aged 2 and 12, and the 45-year-old driver, who was a family friend.

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