Leeds Stonegate Road crash: Heartfelt tributes paid to victims who died in '˜truly terrible tragedy'

Floral tributes are left near the scene. PIC: PAFloral tributes are left near the scene. PIC: PA
Floral tributes are left near the scene. PIC: PA
Community and civic leaders have issued heartfelt tributes after five people were killed in the tragic crash in Leeds.

Leeds City Council leader Judith Blake described the crash as a “truly terrible tragedy”.

She was among a series of people to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on Saturday.

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“This is a truly terrible tragedy,” she told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“And our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the families and friends of those that have lost loved ones.”

Leeds North West MP Alex Sobel also expressed his condolences following the collision yesterday.

“My thoughts are with all those affected by the tragic events on Stonegate Road yesterday,” he said on the social media website Twitter.

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Coun Sharon Hamilton, whose Moortown ward covers Meanwood, yesterday morning visited the scene of the crash on Stonegate Road.

“All I can say is that my heart goes out to all those involved,” she told the YEP.

“I have been out this morning to see exactly where it took place and I was told that there were five fatalities.

“The council has also 
been out and they are on standby.

“It is just really, really sad. To wake up on a Sunday morning to this.

“It’s really sad and upsetting.”

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Hundreds of readers have also posted on the YEP’s Facebook page, paying tribute to those who died in the crash.

Sajid Khan: “Heart breaking for the family and the community.

“Two brothers passed away in this tragedy.

“Sincere condolences to the family and friends.”

Steve Clark: “Tragic news, as a resident in north Leeds, this has shocked the community, thoughts are with the 

Linda Doyle: “Fly high boys, thoughts to all families at such a sad sad time xxxx”

Paula Beckitt: “Heartbreaking no matter what’s happened”

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Catherine Furness wrote: “So very sad. Thoughts go out to the familes of all involved. RIP 

Rosie Moss: “R.I.P lads! Didn’t deserve this you were lovely boys”

Debbie Walker: “So sad sleep tight little angels x”

Toni Merry posted: “RIP boy’s took too soon fly high up there xx”

Sharron Melody: “To tragic or words so sorry for all the families R.I.P x five you souls x”

Eileen Bowdin: “RIP x Condolences to all the families x”