April 8, 2019 4.54 pm This story is over 32 months old

Car’s loss of control investigated as inquest opens into teen crash tragedy

Clinical causes of death are pending toxicology results

The car’s loss of control will be central to the investigation process after an inquest opened into the death of three teenagers who died at Welton Cliff.

As previously reported, three teenagers died after a silver Vauxhall Astra left the road on Heath Lane near RAF Scampton at around 8pm on Monday, March 25.

Money has been raised for the funerals of Ricky (left) Joby (centre) and Aiden (right).

An inquest was opened by coroner Timothy Brennand during the afternoon of Monday, April 8 into the death of the three teenagers – Joby John Scrimshaw (14), Ricky Dwayne Sharp (17) and Aiden William Sawyer (17). Three others were injured in the collision but escaped without life-changing injuries.

The inquest heard how the car lost control, travelled sideways and hit a tree. The exact reason for the loss of control will be the central focus of the investigation process.

The teenagers suffered unconfirmed injuries. It is understood Aiden and Joby suffered head injuries and Ricky a chest injury, but the clinical cause of death is pending toxicology.

The place and date of death for Joby and Ricky was confirmed at the inquest opening as Heath Lane on March 25. Aiden died at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham two days later on March 27.

The hearing was adjourned and a provisional date has been set for September 16, 2019.

Fundraising pages were previously set up to raise money for the funerals of Joby, Ricky and Aiden. Over £3,600 has so far been raised.

A carpet of flowers was left at the scene and a remembrance event was held overnight in Birchwood for the young victims.

A big remembrance event took place in City Square in Lincoln on Saturday, March 30 to honour the three teenagers who died in the crash.

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