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3 killed in Boxing Day smash horror; Fourth fights for life as man quizzed.

Byline: jeremy armstrong

THREE people were killed and a man is fighting for his life after they were hit by a car on Boxing Day.

Two women, 53 and 54, and a 59-year-old man died when a Volvo crashed into them.

And a 56-year-old man was yesterday in hospital with lifethreatening injuries.

It is understood the victims, yet to be formally identified, were all related and had worked together at a local joinery.

Mourners last night spoke of the impact on the former mining community in Askern, Doncaster.

One said: "They were a brilliant family. They had just been out to the Miners' Welfare."

A local woman added: "I feel numb. Everyone is in shock. We will rally round the family."

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Flowers were left in tribute to the victims, thought to be two couples, at the scene in South Yorkshire. A man, 24, was being quizzed on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

There was more tragedy on Saturday as a man and woman died when their car collided with a horse box near Stow-on-the-Wold in Gloucestershire.

New father Geraint Rowland, 26, died in a crash in Morriston, Swansea. His son Gunnarr was born just a month ago.

And a horrific three-car-pileup in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, killed seven-year-old Jackson Turner on the same evening.

jeremy.armstrong@mirror.co.uk

I feel numb, everyone is in shock... we will rally round the family MOURNER yesterday on loss to community

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