Inquest into Cheshire crash that killed four

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The inquest will take place today into the deaths of four people killed when their car ploughed into a tree on their way home from a night out.

Driver John Aston, 19, and passengers Michaela Favager and Edward Smith, also 19, and Gillian Fowle, 43, were heading home to Neston, Cheshire, when the crash happened in the early hours of Sunday July 19 last year.

The teenagers were friends who had been on a night out in Chester city centre. It is believed Ms Fowle was the mother of another friend who had asked for a lift home.

Mr Aston's Vauxhall Tigra left the road as it travelled along Chester High Road in Neston and struck a tree. The force of the impact flipped the car on to its roof and tore it into three pieces.

The inquest is due to take place at Chester Magistrates' Court from 3pm.