Passengers Darren Watson, 17, Paul Smith, 16, and Nathan Whitmore, 17, all died at the scene. Another passenger, Hailey Schiff, 18, was pulled alive from the wreckage, but died later in hospital. Coroner Rodney Corner recorded accidental death verdicts on the victims, who were all from the Buckingham area and were students at Milton Keynes College.
Mr Corner said there were too many people in the car and this had contributed to the driver not being able to regain control of his vehicle. The inquest at Milton Keynes was told that Richard's mother and father had gone away and that he was at home on his own when he took the car, which he had been given as a present, without their knowledge.Reuse content