The names of the three British Airways cabin crew who were killed in a crash near Heathrow on New Year’s Eve have been disclosed as fund raising topped £78,000.

Dominic Fell (23), Joseph Finnis (25), and Rachel Clark (20), died after their car collided with a lorry at about 11.40pm.

A 25-year-old woman who was also in the car remains in a serious condition in hospital.

Two of the cabin crew are believed to have finished work at about 6pm, while the other two were on a day off and not scheduled to be on duty.

More than £78,000 has been raised through at least 5,045 donations on a Go Fund Me site launched by cabin crew member Stephen Crook named the ‘BA Angels Fund’.

Crook has doubled the £50,000 target set to support each family due to the response to the appeal.

He posted: “I have just landed in Sydney after an 8.5hr flight from Singapore to see that my £50k target has been absolutely blown away.

“There really aren’t enough word[s] in the world to tell you all how grateful I am to each and every one of you for getting behind this. Without your support and donations this would just be another Go Fund Me page.

“All of the messages from crew from all across BA, Europe and America is just absolutely amazing. And so many of our passengers and even people who have never flown BA have also got behind this and that is down to all of you sharing the page and spreading the word so thank you.

“So the new target is now £100K and I am 100% certain that this will be achieved with your continued support.”

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