A YOUNG man aged 18 has died and another remains in a critical condition following a crash on the A41 near Ellesmere Port.

Kieran Lloyd was the passenger in a Toyota Cresta car which collided with a VW Caravelle near Great Sutton at around 9.10pm on Thursday, December 19.

Cheshire Police confirmed that he sadly died at the scene while the 21-year-old driver of the car was taken to Aintree Hospital with serious injuries. He is said to be in a critical condition.

A man and a woman from the van were also taken to hospital.

The man is believed to have serious injuries and the woman is believed to have minor injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the collision but has not yet spoken to police should contact Cheshire Police on 101 or via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/ quoting IML 592862.

Tributes have been paid to Mr Lloyd on Facebook.

One friend wrote: “R.I.P Kezza mate gone but never forgotten god only takes the best sleep tight.”

A crowdfunding page, which has already raised more than £2,000, was set up this morning by Rebecca Holden to support Kieran's family. 

Rebecca said on the Just Giving Page: "Kieran Lloyd, where do i start, one of the soundest, kindest And funniest lads i have ever known and many others will agree, if you didn‘t have the pleasure of meeting Kezza (as his mates would call him) he was, to everyone who knew him, a respected and above all loved lad.

"This lad was selfless, a true friend who‘s word was his everything and his friends and family were his strength. He has truly affected us all in a positive way and his loss has been devastating to all who knew him."