A BRIERLEY Hill based football club plans to donate the gate money from this weekend's home game to the families of the Kingswinford crash victims.

Gornal Colts FC, based at The Dell Stadium, Pensnett, plans to donate the entry fees from this Saturday’s first team home game against Tipton Town to the families whose lives have been devastated by last week's fatal crash in Bromley Lane which killed four young people.

Driver Joshua Parkes, aged 21, and passengers Isabelle Floyd and Lucy Tibbetts, both 16, died at the scene on Tuesday October 13 after the Skoda Fabia they were travelling in hit a tree.

Nathan Cartwright, aged 18, died in hospital on Saturday (October 17) and a fifth passenger, a teenaged girl named on social media as Izzie Ramsell, this week continued to fight for her life in hospital.

The crash has left the families of the victims heartbroken but has also rocked the entire community.

Susan Johnson, club secretary at Gornal Colts FC, said: “A lot of our players grew up and still live locally so most of us know someone who knew the kids who lost their lives. We are a community club, who just felt we could offer some support. It’s just so heartbreaking.”

The club held a minute's applause for the victims at last weekend's reserves game at The Dell.

As well as donating the gate money from this Saturday, a donation bucket will also be passed around the ground for people wishing to donate further.

Thousands of pounds has also been raised on Go Fund Me pages which have been set up by friends and relatives of the victims.

Meanwhile, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has confirmed it is investigating the crash in addition to the investigation being carried out by West Midlands Police traffic collision investigators as a police vehicle was reported to have been in the vicinity of the collision. The force has said it is not known if there was any interaction with the Skoda but this will be investigated.