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Corby fatal crash driver had taken cannabis and alcohol

Ben Morrison and Thomas Hanvey Image copyright Contributed
Image caption The inquest heard both cousins had smoked cannabis, while the driver Ben Morrison (left) had drunk alcohol

A man who died in a car crash, which also killed his 16-year-old cousin, had taken drugs before getting behind the wheel.

Ben Morrison, 21, and Thomas Hanvey were killed when their car hit a lamp post on Weldon Road, Corby, in July.

Both had been smoking cannabis and Mr Morrison had been drinking alcohol to celebrate the teenager's birthday.

An inquest in Kettering concluded the pair, who lived in Corby, died as a result of a road traffic accident.

Image caption The car was not roadworthy when it hit a lamp post on Weldon Road, the inquest heard

The coroner's court heard Mr Morrison had also been drinking alcohol.

The inquest heard Mr Morrison did not have a driving licence and his Vauxhall Corsa was not roadworthy and uninsured.

Marjorie Hanvey, the teenager's grandmother, said: "There was nothing [in the inquest] we could disagree with - we knew all this.

"They were inseparable and they were such lovely kids."

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