Book of condolence opened at Buxton church after deaths of three men in collision

Floral tributes have been left at the scene.
Floral tributes have been left at the scene.

A book of condolence has been opened at a Buxton church after the tragic deaths of three men in a car crash.

The collision, involving a Ford Fiesta and a Land Rover, occurred on Waterswallows Road near Buxton on Wednesday evening.

Three men in the Ford Fiesta sadly died in the accident. They have now been named as Peter Eyre, 18, from Peak Dale, Daniel Leafe, 18, from Peak Dale and Aiden Edmonds, 25, from Buxton.

Three men killed in crash near Buxton named

St Peter's Church in Fairfield is open until 7pm today (Friday) for anyone who wants to sit quietly or light a candle, and a book of condolence is also in the church for anyone who wants to leave tributes to the three men. The church is also going to open on Saturday.

Derbyshire Police said the driver of the Land Rover was taken to Stepping Hill Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Three people die in crash near Buxton

An investigation into the circumstances of the incident is ongoing.

High Peak MP Ruth George has also expressed her condolences to the families of Peter, Daniel and Aiden, as well as paying tribute to the emergency services who responded to the collision.

Writing on her Facebook page yesterday, she said: "It’s been a pleasure to spend much of today with Lucy and the hard-working police at Silverlands though it’s been a very difficult day for them all after attending last night’s terrible crash on Waterswallows Road.

"My heart goes out to the families and friends of the young people whose lives have been cut short so soon.

"Please also spare a thought for our emergency services who did all they could at this tragedy which will affect so many people.

"Thank you all for turning up the next day to deal with the follow up and to help the next people who needed it. You’re totally professional, very caring and you do High Peak proud."