Builder who died in crash was over limit
A BUILDER who died in a car crash was more than two times over the legal alcohol limit and speeding, an inquest heard.
Lee Wood, 22, died on June 11, following the collision on the A2070 at Brenzett.
The incident took place near the roundabout where the A259 meets the A2070.
An inquest at Ashford court on Thursday heard how Mr Wood’s BMW Z3 clipped the trailer of an articulated lorry, crashed into another car and went off the road.
Mr Wood, who lived in Wickford, Essex, was found to be doing a minimum of 80mph when his car hit the kerb.
He had been wearing his seatbelt but it had snapped with the impact and he was thrown from the car.
PC Terry Collins said: “For the collision to take place there would have had to be a lack of control on the part of Mr Wood.
“It must be assumed that his car crossed to the wrong side of the road.”
Recording a verdict of acci- dental death, coroner Rachel Redman said: “His vehicle rotated clockwise into the path of another car.
“Mr Wood lost control of the vehicle and this was as a result of excess speed and excess alcohol.”