A distraught family have paid tribute to an 18-year-old teenager who died following a road collision on Saturday night.

Ellie Bryan, from Aberystwyth, died after the incident that happened at about 10pm on the A487 at Comins Coch.

In a statement released by police, Ellie's family said: "We are distraught by our loss of Ellie. She will be missed by us all.

"Ellie was a loving daughter, sister and granddaughter.

"We would like to thank everyone for their support at this devastating time.

"We would appreciate having time to grieve in privacy."

Ellie was a passenger in a Vauxhall Astra which was involved in the collision. Several casualties were also taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Enquiries have revealed the involvement of a third car and the driver of this vehicle - an 18-year-old woman - was arrested.

Police continue to appeal for witnesses or anyone with information about the collision to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

You can report information online at http://bit.ly/dppReportOnline, by email at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101.