Derbyshire teenager dies after car flips over in crash

A Derbyshire teenager has died after the car he was travelling in flipped over in a crash days before Christmas. Jake Birkinshaw, from Hathersage, was in a silver Ford Fiesta when it crashed on Saturday night, December 19. The 19-year-old was sadly pronounced dead at the scene of the incident, which took place in Hathersage Road, Dore, Sheffield, at around 10.15pm.

The car, which was being driven by a 17-year-old, lost control on a bend and overturned. Police are appealing for anyone who might have seen what happened to come forward. Flowers and cards to Jake have been left at the scene of the crash, with many paying tribute to him.

Quarry Simulated Game & Sporting Clays, which is based at Freebirch near Chesterfield, said he “always had a smile on his face”. In a Facebook post it wrote: “It is with deep regret that I have to pass on the very sad news that on Saturday night we lost one of our own in a tragic accident.

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“Jake Birkinshaw was a pleasure to be with, and always had a smile on his face. He was a brilliant clay shooter winning most of the Trophies at The Quarry. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his father and family at this difficult time.

God bless you Jake. You will be sadly missed.” In a statement released the day after the incident South Yorkshire Police appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Yorkshire Live reports a spokesperson said: “At around 10:15pm last night, Saturday, December 19, emergency services were called to a collision involving a silver Ford Fiesta on Hathersage Road. “It is believed the 17-year-old driver of the car lost control on the bend, causing the car to flip. “The passenger, a 19-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.”

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 1120 of December 19, 2020.

Dashcam footage can be submitted by emailing enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk and putting the incident number in the subject title.