Inquest into deaths of tragic Conisbrough crash victims to resume today

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An inquest into the deaths of five Doncaster school friends who died in a horrific two vehicle collision is set to resume today.

18-year-old former Danum Academy pupil Bartosz Bortniczak and current students Arpad Kore, aged 18, and 16-year-olds Blake Cairns, Jordanna Goodwin and Megan Storey died in a collision on Sheffield Road, Conisbrough.

The crash happened on Saturday, November 15, when a blue Toyota Corolla and a grey Seat León collided.

The 45-year-old León driver suffered a broken leg.

The inquest into the five friends’ deaths was opened last November, and is set to continue today at Doncaster coroners’ court.

It is expected to last three days.

A 21-year-old man who was driving another vehicle close by when the smash happened, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

But the Crown Prosecution Service confirmed in July that they were unable to find evidence to prove ‘to the very high standard required in a criminal case’ that the man contributed to the crash.