Police have today named the second man who died after a collision in South Yorkshire which also claimed the life of an 18-year-old soldier.
Daniel Lea Hancock was injured in the collision on Engine Lane, Barnsley, on Sunday, and died yesterday morning.
He had been critically ill in Barnsley Hospital since the crash, involving a silver Peugeot 206 which ran out of control on a left hand bend and careered into the front of a house.
Trooper Josh Powell, of Park Avenue, Grimethorpe, died at the scene of the collision, but police investigating the crash say it is still ‘unclear’ who was driving.
It is believed the car left the road while negotiating a slight left-hand bend.
Tributes have been paid to Trooper Powell, aged 18, who joined the Light Dragoons in 2011.
Lieutenant Colonel Sam Plant, The Light Dragoons commanding officer, said: “In the short time he has spent with the regiment, he demonstrated real potential.
“He was engaging, enthusiastic and eager to learn.
“Equally, he was quick to establish a network of close friends and it was clear to me he was a real team player.
“His death is felt deeply across the regimental family, but our pain is nothing compared to that of his family.
“Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”
Lieutenant Edward Scrope, 1st Troop Leader of C Squadron, said: “Although Trooper Powell had only recently arrived at The Light Dragoons, he made a fantastic start to what promised to be a long and successful career.
”His outgoing and selfless nature immediately made him an integral member of his troop.
“As well as his love of football, Trooper Josh Powell was strongly committed to both his friends and his family.”
Witnessed to the collision should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 218 of Sunday 19 May 2013.