Seven people arrested after tragic quad bike crash

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Seven people have been arrested after four friends were killed in a tragic quad bike crash while celebrating the youngest victim’s 16th birthday.

Terrie Kirby died along with her three friends, Ryan Beal and Brandon Brown, both 20, and Alexandra Binns, 18, when their quad bike was hit from behind by a Nissan 350Z sports car.

The incident happened on the A6201 between Upton and Hemsworth at around 12.30am on Sunday, September 27.

Three of the people died at the scene while one of the men died in hospital from his injuries.

Police arrested seven people in connection with the incident on Wednesday.

A 19-year-old man from Penistone was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert course of justice.

Two men from Barnsley, aged 28 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and conspiracy to pervert course of justice.

A 22-year-old man from Barnsley was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and conspiracy to pervert course of justice.

And a 22-year-old from Barnsley was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Two men, aged 21 and 23, who were arrested in September in connection with the incident have been rearrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and conspiracy to pervert course of justice.

Senior Investigating Officer DCI Richard Holmes said: “Investigations are continuing into this tragic collision which resulted in the deaths of four young people.

“We have made a further seven arrests in connection with the enquiry.

“I want to thank members of the public for their assistance and support so far and to re-iterate that we are continuing to appeal for information.

“I would ask anyone who saw the collision or who saw a bronze coloured Nissan 350Z driven in the Hemsworth area on the evening of 26th September 2015 and up to 00.30 on the 27th September 2015 to come forward.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101.