STUDENTS and staff at a Barnsley college have been left devastated by the death of a teenage girl who lost her life after a car accident.

Hannah Hunter, 16, was killed when the Seat Leon she was travelling in came off the road and crashed into a tree on Chevet Lane, Wakefield, on October 1.

Tributes have poured in on social networking sites for the Hemsworth Arts and Community College student.

The college's principal, Pam Massett, said: "Everybody is devastated. She was a popular student here and the staff who worked with her are very upset by the news.

"Our mentor team and liaison officers are helping students to deal with this."

Hannah, from Wakefield, was due to receive an award following work experience at Havercroft Skills Centre at a ceremony.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident, which happened at 11.35pm. Anyone with information should call the major collision enquiry team on 101.