A TWO-year-old girl has died in hospital following a fatal crash which also claimed the lives of two others, including her seven-year-old brother.

Reya Wang died in hospital in Birmingham last Wednesday, three days after the horror crash on the A438 between Trumpet crossroads and Ledbury, near to Falcon Lane.

The child’s seven-year-old brother Ray also died in hospital while a 29-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash happened at around 11.25pm on Sunday, September 24 when a Honda Civic driven by the 29-year-old male driver, the sole occupant, was travelling in the direction of Ledbury.

The vehicle was involved in a collision with a VW Tiguan which was travelling in the direction of Hereford, with a family of five on-board, including three children aged seven, five and two.

All five occupants of the VW Tiguan sustained serious injuries and were transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham due to the nature of their injuries.

Sergeant Andrew Wortley of West Mercia Police said: “Tragically, on Monday September 25, Ray Wang, aged seven, died from his injuries in Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

"Ray was a former pupil of St. Paul's Church of England school, Hereford, and had recently started at Hereford Cathedral School.

"On Wednesday, September 27, Reya Wang, aged two, also died from her injuries at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

"Specially trained police officers are supporting the families involved.

“We will be carrying out a thorough investigation into the collision and I would urge people not to speculate about its cause.”

A five-year-old child remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital while a 38-year-old female remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

A 35-year-old male has since been discharged from hospital.

Andrew Teale, head teacher at St Paul's Primary School, which Ray attended until this summer, paid tribute to the two children.

In a statement, he said: "Everyone at St Paul’s is devastated to learn of the tragic loss of Ray and his beautiful little sister Reya.

"Ray joined us a pupil for his very first day at school in 2014 and spent the last three years with us. He only left our school in July this year, when he proudly joined the Hereford Cathedral Choir.

"Ray was well known and very popular throughout our primary school. His bright personality brought happiness to everyone he met.

"He was so full of promise and he lit up the whole school with his beautiful singing, sharp intellect and his kind heart. He was truly loved by everyone here.

"We met Reya lots of times, as she came into school with her older brothers. She was a delightful and much-loved little girl.

"As a school, while we all try come to terms with this awful news, we will be providing full support for our pupils and staff, including Ray's countless friends.

"We hold this precious family firmly in our hearts and in our prayers at this saddest of times."

Chris Wright, head of Hereford Cathedral Junior School, said: "We are so sad to learn of the loss of Ray Wang and his younger sister, Reya. Ray joined the school in year-three and the Cathedral Choir as a probationer at the beginning of this academic year.

"Whilst we knew him for a short time only, we will miss his sunny personality, his instinctive kindness and his smile. The thoughts and prayers of our school community are with Ray’s family at this tragic time."

Anyone with information about this crash should contact police on 101 referencing 0853S 240917.