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Tributes to teenagers killed in car smash

By David Wilcock

Candles have been lit at a church service in memory of two teenagers killed in a car crash in a small village in England.

The 19-year-old women, Lily Godwin and Abbey Rogers, died after a Mazda RX8 sportscar hit a wall in Lyndhurst in the New Forest early yesterday.

Their friends and family were among the congregation at the village's St Michael and All Angel's Church yesterday, the Rev James Bruce said.

Dr Bruce said: "The basic feeling is one of numbness and one of shock.

"People just cannot believe that something like this has happened in a small village like Lyndhurst.

"The families are obviously devastated."

Four people were travelling in the car when it crashed around midnight, police said.

The driver, a 21-year-old man, and a third 19-year-old woman passenger remain in hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening according to Hampshire Police.

Police said a formal identification process was ongoing, and no arrests have been made.

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