THREE people have been tragically found dead and two hurt in a crashed car after five pals were reported missing following a night out.
Sophie Russon, 20, Eve Smith, 21, and Darcy Ross, 21, along with two men had not been seen since enjoying a night out at the Muffler nightclub in Newport, Wales on Friday.
Shane Loughlin and Rafel Jeanne-Actie had also been named by family as the two men missing.
And after a desperate search, Gwent Police this morning confirmed a car had been found, with three of the five occupants tragically killed.
Gwent Police said: "Three of those who were reported missing have been found deceased, two have been taken to hospital with serious injuries."
Eve Smith's family today confirmed that she was one of the three found dead.
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Pals had previously said the friends had last been seen at the nightclub Muffler in Maesglas on Friday night.
Tragically, it’s believed the car was involved in a road traffic collision and came off the A48.
Police have not confirmed the identities of those killed in the crash.
The VW Tiguan was recovered just after midnight on Monday March 6.
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Haunting CCTV has shown the white car the group had been travelling in before it was involved in a road traffic collision and came off the A48.
The snaps, shared by the young people’s families during the search, show the white car carrying the friends.
Pals of the group of friends have told of their heartbreak.
One person wrote on Facebook: "Forever young. God has gained another three angels."
Another said: "I cannot believe what has happened. My heart is broken. I will never get over this."
It comes as it’s been revealed that Darcy had posted photos of her and Rafel partying that night.
The pic shows the pair smiling, with Rafel’s arm around Darcy.
It’s thought she posted the photo to her Snapchat story on the night they went missing.
Specialist officers are supporting the families of those involved and enquiries are ongoing.
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Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, or send a direct message on social media, quoting 2300071791.
The case has been referred to the IOPC in line with normal procedures.
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