Fa­tal head-on crash cause still a mys­tery

Sur­vivors can­not re­call the mo­ments be­fore col­li­sion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Laura Mowat laura.mowat@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

MYS­TERY sur­rounds the cause of a head-on crash which killed two young men, an in­quest has heard.

Friends 21-year-olds Dan Hor­ton, who lived in Mar­low, and Aaron Savin, of The Bram­blings, in Amer­sham, were killed af­ter the BMW they were in col­lided with an on­com­ing Ford, in Bea­cons­field, on Novem­ber 11 last year.

Bea­cons­field Coro­ner’s Court heard that the only two wit­nesses to the 10.30pm crash were the oc­cu­pants of the other ve­hi­cle, a cou­ple in their 60s who suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries in the ac­ci­dent.

Nei­ther have any rec­ol­lec­tion of the mo­ments lead­ing to the col­li­sion.

The crash took place on the A355, near to the junc­tion with Mag­pie Lane, be­tween Amer­sham and Bea­cons­field

The BMW, which Mr Hor­ton was driv­ing, and Mr Savin was the pas­sen­ger in, crossed over to the wrong side of the road as the pair were trav­el­ling along.

The in­quest heard that it was not known why the ve­hi­cle strayed into the path of the on­com­ing car.

The man and woman in the on­com­ing Ford were treated at John Rad­cliffe Hos­pi­tal.

They have since re­cov­ered from their in­juries, but still have no rec­ol­lec­tion of what hap­pened.

Coro­ner Richard Hulett said: “The most likely thing is that the BMW went to the off-side and

KILLED: Aaron Savin and Dan Hor­ton died in the col­li­sion on Novem­ber 11 that led to a col­li­sion, ex­actly how that hap­pened we don’t know.

“It may have been an an­i­mal. I reg­u­larly see the car­casses of some quite large deer by the road.

“Again it is spec­u­la­tion, but we have to think to our­selves if he was driv­ing at a high speed, one an­i­mal, one bend, a mo­ment of fear could ac­count for some­body los­ing con­trol.”

Thames Val­ley Po­lice col­li­sion in­ves­ti­ga­tion of­fi­cer Steven Mof­fat said the car was trav­el­ling be­tween 70mph and 80mph and the bend was the most likely thing to have caused the driver to lose con­trol.

Pathol­o­gist Dr John­son con­firmed both men died mul­ti­ple in­juries.

Mr Savin worked as a model and ac­tor and was to ap­pear in the film Happy Days with X Fac­tor win­ner Leona Lewis.

He had also ap­peared in the Bol­ly­wood film Humshakuls.

Mr Hor­ton stud­ied at Berk­shire Col­lege of Agri­cul­ture.

Mr Hulett con­firmed that both men died due to a road traf­fic col­li­sion. Peter that from PEO­PLE may have filled cinema seats on Boxing Day to watch Ex­o­dus, but vil­lagers flocked to a talk to find out the ‘real’ story be­hind the epic.

Pas­tor Lewis Fry, from Stoke Po­ges Free Church, held a talk on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 1, look­ing at whether the Bi­ble’s story of the ex­o­dus could have re­ally hap­pened.

The event was part of 1stSun­day@4, a se­ries of Bi­ble-based talks, and was held at the Vil­lage So­cial Club, Rogers Lane, Stoke Po­ges, at 4pm.

The talks are held on the first Sun­day of the month at 4pm, giv­ing the event its name 1stSun­day@4.

There was time for tea and cake af­ter­wards to al­low peo­ple to dis­cuss the topic.

Visit www.stoke­poges freechurch.org for de­tails of fu­ture talks.

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