Fatal head-on crash cause still a mystery
Survivors cannot recall the moments before collision
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.