‘Gorgeous’ teen killed in tragic car crash ‘had the most beautiful smile’

The heartbroken family of a "gorgeous" 18-year-old girl killed in a horror crash paid tribute to the teen who "had the world in her hands".

Tragic Bethany Michelle Ovenden Gumm died when the car she was in lost control and ploughed into a garden wall in Westbury, Wiltshire.

She died at the scene will three other teenagers in the Ford Fiesta were rushed to hospital.

The 19-year-old male driver was seriously injured, with an 18-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl who were passengers suffering significant injuries in the smash last Friday night, police said.

In a statement released through Wiltshire Police, Bethany's grief-stricken family paid tribute to the "truly amazing, gorgeous and so talented" 18-year-old who "had the most beautiful smile".

They said: "She was the life and soul of the party, with a big heart and kind soul.

"Outgoing and caring, her amazing self-taught beauty and hair techniques were perfection and her eyebrows on point.

"She had the world in her hands. She was and will always be a free spirit. She had a way about her that touched so many hearts."

They went on: "She was honestly so perfect. She was so strong-minded, so powerful with her confidence and her bright colours will stay with us forever."

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Her death "left a massive hole in our hearts", Bethany's grief-stricken family added.

The teenage attended Trowbridge College where she studied childcare.

Her family, including mum Tracie, dad Ben, stepmother Dawny and eight siblings, thanked emergency services who attended the scene of the collision.

The doomed car had been travelling along The Mead in Westbury towards the roundabout with the A350.

Wiltshire Police Inspector Andrew Lemon offered his "sincere condolences" to Bethany's family and friends.

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