Best friends' inquest opened

Best friends' inquest opened

AN INQUEST into the death of two best friends from Thornhill Lees who were killed after a head-on smash on the M62 revealed that they died within minutes of each other.

Adam Afsar, 34, was driving with his passenger Jason Wilby, 27, when they were hit by a black Vauxhall Insignia driving the wrong way down the westbound carriageway near to Junction 26 in the early hours of April 2.

Coroner Martin Fleming heard that father-of-two Mr Afsar died at the scene at 2.59am, while Mr Wilby was declared dead three minutes later at 3.02am. He said that police were investigating potential criminal charges against the driver of the oncoming car, who sustained non-life threatening injuries.

A brief hearing was held at Bradford Coroner’s Court on Tuesday before a criminal investigation is carried out, and the inquests were adjourned until the end of July.

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