Tributes have been paid to a ‘beautiful’ teenager who died in a collision near Snapper on Friday.

Police confirmed Jodie Hynes, 18, from Lynton was a passenger in the silver Corsa which collided with a tree at around 3.30am.

She was taken to North Devon District Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Jodie’s family released a tribute through the police saying: “Beautiful daughter who will be missed and never forgotten.

“She was educated, lived and worked in the Lynton area within a close community of family and friends, who loved her for the happy, kind and loving girl she was.”

Family and friends request that their privacy is respected during this difficult time.

The driver, a 26-year-old man from Lynmouth, remains in hospital being treated for his injuries.

The road was closed for nine hours while police carried out investigations at the scene.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses to the collision and to anyone who may have seen the vehicle travelling in the area prior to the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting log number 71 of 16/03/18.