Tributes to schoolboys George Wharton and Rhys Baker after fatal crash in Morley

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The friends of two schoolboys who died after a crash in Morley yesterday (Saturday) have taken to social media to pay tribute to them.

The boys – named locally as George Wharton and Rhys Baker – died after the car they were travelling in crashed into a tree on the A62 Gelderd Road at around 1.50pm.

George was a pupil at Morley Academy and Rhys went to Bruntcliffe High School.

On Twitter, Jaymz✌️wrote: “The realisation that one thing can cost you your life so easily R.I.P George Wharton.”

Emily Scholes said: “So much sadness we hear about everyday yet we still take life for granted, RIP George Wharton.”

Anya Munnelly said: “Yesterday, an amazing young boy was taken from our lives, George Wharton, a boy who never failed to make anyone laugh, taken too soon rip.”

Amber Trevett wrote: “RIP George and Rhys Baker, gone but never forgotten.”

Brogie Bear said: “Heartbroken for Callum and his family, RIP Rhys Baker, wish I had gotten the chance to meet you.”

A Facebook page entitled R.I.P George Wharton has also been set up.

Cody Maude wrote: “R.i.p sleep tight thoughts go our to the family and friends of both boys heart. so sad.”

Devvan Beardow said: “‎R.I.P George Wharton”

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Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash, which has left two other teenage boys fighting for their lives.

Click here to read more on the investigation.