Inquest to open into double fatal crash on M62

A Barlborough man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving
A Barlborough man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

An inquest will open tomorrow (Tuesday) into the deaths of two young men killed in an horrific smash by another motorist going the wrong way up the M62.

Adam Afsar, 34, and his best friend Jason Wilby, 27, both of Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, died in the early hours of April 2.

Adam and Jason were found dead in their white Skoda Octavia after the crash with a black Vauxhall Insignia, near to Junction 26 at Chain Bar, Cleckheaton, at 2.38am.

The 22-year-old driver of the Insignia who is from Barlborough, failed a roadside breath test and was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He suffered a broken hand during the incident and was taken to hospital for treatment. He has since been released by police as they continue their enquiries.

The inquest will be held at Bradford Coroner’s Court.