Inquest into death of three men in Westbury lorry crash

Inquest finds three men who were killed in a car crash in Westbury in December died from head injuries

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Inquest hears speed and alcohol contributed to death of three men in Westbury crash

20 year old Nathan Cox was among the three young men who died Credit: ITV News

An inquest into the deaths of three men who were killed in a car accident in Wiltshire in December has found all three died as a result of head injuries.

Nathan Cox, 20, Chad McVeigh, 18, and Jordan Taylor, 20, all died when their car hit a lorry in Westbury.

The inquest heard the lorry driver saw Chad McVeigh's car driving at estimated 70mph on West Wilts Trading Estate seconds before crash.

The witness said: ' The car was going way too fast'. The car wedged itself under the lorry's trailer - with all 3 young men inside.

The inquest also heard that the car was in an unroadworthy condition and that Chad McVeigh was 1.4 times over the alcohol limit.

Tributes paid to three dead in Wiltshire crash

Dozens of floral tributes - including cans and bottles of alcohol - have been left at the crash site by family and friends. Credit: ITV News

Tributes have been paid to three young men who died after their car crashed into the back of a parked lorry in Wiltshire.

Chad McVeigh, Nathan Cox and Jordan Taylor died when their car hit an articulated lorry in Westbury on Friday night.

Hundreds of flowers and messages have been left at the accident site.

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Tributes left in Westbury and online

Tributes are left in Westbury for the three men Credit: ITV News

Tributes including flowers and cans and bottles of alcohol - have been left at the site in Westbury where three men died at the weekend. The three victims have been named in touching online tributes as Chad McVeigh, Nathan Cox and Jordan Taylor although they still haven't been formally identified.

A note left at the scene by Cassie and April: "Always in our thoughts, you will be sadly missed, RIP and much love."

A tribute left for Chad said: : "You will be miss by many people. You were kind, charming and funny. I will always remember our memories at the track.

"You were taken so young. You were so supportive of me at school. You will always be my Chad McMuffin, I love you. Jemuma."

The Romsey family wrote a tribute to all three men, which they left with a holly wreath and a bottle of brandy.

It said: "You will always be in our hearts and never forgotten. Our thoughts are with your families which we will always look out for. RIP, we love you."

Danielle Hunt, writing on Twitter added: "I laid three candles for each angel that now rest in peace with their eyes tight shut. RIP Lads. Chad, Jordan, Nathan."

Chloe Thomson, 17, from Wiltshire added: "My heart is still breaking for the families of Chad, Jordan and Nathan it doesn't bare to think about rip boys."

Writing on Facebook, Aden Djvibe from Trowbridge said: "Respect and love goes out to the families of the three lads of last night, Jordan Chad and Nathan.

"Three lads who will be sadly missed R.I.P boys!!"

"You never really know what you got, until it's gone"

Tributes are left for the three men Credit: ITV News

Over a hundred floral tributes have been left at the scene where three men died in Wiltshire at the weekend. Chad McVeigh, Nathan Cox and Jordan Taylor are thought to have been killed instantly after the silver Citroen Saxo crashed into the back of the 44-ton truck.

The three victims have been named in touching online tributes following the crash on Friday which happened in an industrial estate.

18 year old Chad from Devizes, and Jordan and Nathan, both 20, from Trowbridge are thought to have been travelling to a nearby nightclub.

Chad's fiancee Emily Mae Davis wrote on Facebook: "Appreciate them to the fullest extent, and then beyond. Cause you never really know what you got, until it's gone."

Tributes paid to three Wiltshire men

Tributes have been paid to the three young men who died after their car crashed into the back of a parked lorry on the way in Westbury.

Trowbridge Fire Station said it was "proud" of its staff who had attended the scene, which it described as an "extremely difficult and complicated incident".

South West Ambulance service confirmed that a total of seven vehicles attended the scene including three rapid response units, two doubled crewed ambulances, an officer and a doctor.

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the victim's families.

– Spokesperson, South West Ambulance service

Teenagers remembered in church service

Three teenagers who died in a crash in Wiltshire on Friday night will be remembered in a local church service today. The three died when their car collided with a lorry on an industrial estate at Westbury.

Police have confirmed the three included an 18 year old from Devizes and two 20 year olds from Trowbridge, although they haven't yet been named.

We will be thinking of the families of those involved in the trading estate accident and we will be lighting a candle for them.

– Rev David Coppard, Westbury Methodist Church

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Three die in crash with lorry in Wiltshire

Flowers at the scene in Westbury this morning. Credit: ITV News West Country

Three men have died after crashing into a lorry at a trading estate in Wiltshire.

The collision happened at West Wiltshire Trading Estate in Westbury at around 10.30pm last night.

All three occupants of a silver Citroen Saxo - an 18-year-old man from Devizes and two men, both aged 20 from Trowbridge - were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the HGV was uninjured.

The road was closed for seven hours whilst the Serious Collision Investigation Team attended the scene.

Formal identification is yet to take place.

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