Brother of crash video driver talks of his family's loss

The brother of a drug-driver who was filmed speeding through the countryside before crashing into a church killing both himself and his friend has told ITV Meridian of the impact it has had on his family.

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Fatal crash: family talk of their loss

'It was a big, big mistake for which they paid the price.' Those words from the brother of a speeding driver, killed in an horrific high-speed crash.

Kyle Careford - and passenger Michael Owen - were high on drugs when they crashed the Renault Clio in Crowborough in April. Yesterday the family released a video of their final moments as a warning to others. It has been seen by more than 3 million people.

Kyle's brother said the decision to release the video had not been taken lightly - but done in the hope of saving others from making the same mistakes. David Johns has our report.

"If this video can save a life then it's done what it's supposed to do".

Kyle Careford and Michael Owen's final moments were found on a phone near the crash scene. Credit: Sussex Police

A man whose brother's final moments were filmed before he was killed in a high-speed crash has told ITV Meridian that if the video saves lives it has done its job.

The family of Kyle Careford and Michael Owen released the tragic footage of their fatal journey in Crowborough in the hope it will warn others to think twice before driving carelessly.

The pair had taken a cocktail of prescribed and illegal drugs before reaching speeds of up to 90 mph through the Sussex countryside in Michael's Renault Clio. They were both killed instantly when the vehicle crashed into a church wall.

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