Highlands student Mark Jowett (17) passed away in Southampton at 11.55 am on Saturday, the day before his 18th birthday and seven days after the accident.
He was a back seat passenger in the white Metro when it hit a wall and overturned.Flowers, candles and two bags of shells this morning lay at the crash site close to the gates of Government House.
Mark, the son of Ken and Carol Jowett of Rue du Maupertuis, St Clement was studying advance business studies at Highlands College.As a mark of respect, all games were cancelled yesterday at Rozel Football Club, for whom Mark had played for the past four seasons.The under-18 team manager at the club, Roy Jeanne, who coached Mark, said: ‘He was a very popular lad among his team mates.
They were all a closely knit group of mates.
He was always pleasant and made himself available.
He was just a really, really nice kid, just a normal 17-year-old.
It was his 18th birthday yesterday.
We are all devastated.’Mark was airlifted to the specialist neurological unit at Southampton General Hospital on Sunday 4 January.
There were three other teenagers in the car at the time of the crash.Samuel Arnott (18), Martyn Sansom (18) and Duarte Ferreira (17), all of St Clement, were also hurt, but their injuries are not life-threatening.
Mr Arnott suffered a broken wrist, Mr Sansom suffered bruising to his shoulder and cut hands and Mr Ferreira was left with a bruised arm and cuts and bruises to his legs.The police have refused to name the driver of the vehicle, but said there was no suggestion he had been drinking.A force spokeswoman said today that the investigation into the crash was continuing.