'Extremely special' teenager tragically dies in horrific car crash

Tom Flanagan
·News Reporter
·2-min read

A teenage girl has been identified as the victim of a fatal car accident in South Australia.

Ivy-Rose Hughes, 19, died on Wednesday night when the Mazda SUV she was travelling in collided with a Mitsubishi utility in McLaren Vale.

The vehicles rolled down an embankment, with footage from Nine News showing the Mazda flipped on its roof.

The teen had shared video of a small outdoor concert she and friends attended just hours before the crash, the TV network reported.

Pictured is Ivy-Rose Hughes who died in a South Australian car crash.
Ivy-Rose Hughes died in the crash which injured seven others. Source: Facebook

The crash hospitalised seven people, including three other passengers and the driver of the car Ms Hughes was in.

Two are in a serious but stable condition.

Investigations are ongoing into the crash.

Local residents say crashes are common at the junction and called for more signage to warn motorists of the dangers.

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Two cars in an embankment following a crash in McLaren Vale.
The crash left the two vehicles in a ditch. Source: Nine News

Friends took to social media to pay tribute to Ms Hughes, who was a promising netball player for Matrics Netball Club.

"You were someone extremely special and rare, I couldn’t be more grateful of our friendship," one friend said on Facebook.

Ms Hughes' death is the 15th on South Australian roads this year.

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