Police probe into horror Meadowhall crash continues one week after deaths of two young men

A police probe into the deaths of two young men in a horror crash in Sheffield one week ago today is continuing.

By Claire Lewis
Saturday, 6th February 2021, 1:27 pm

Tommy and Josh Hydes died when the white Mercedes GLS they were travelling in crashed through metal railings on Meadowhall Way and plunged into the River Don below at around 7pm on January 30.

New dad Tommy, 24, whose daughter was born in October, was 20-year-old Josh’s nephew.

The pair were released from the submerged water-filled car by firefighters and efforts to revive them were made on the river bank before they were rushed to hospital.

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Josh and Tommy Hydes died in a horror crash near to Meadowhall last Saturday night

Both men were pronounced dead a short time later.

Police officers, firefighters and ambulance service workers were all involved in the river rescue mission, with a number of then entering the freezing cold, fast-flowing water in a bid to save Tommy and Josh.

The car, which Josh had been driving, was on its roof when rescuers arrived at the crash scene.

Police officers investigating the incident want anyone with dashcam footage of the incident or car beforehand to get in touch.

Tributes have been paid to the two crash victims on social media and flowers have been left at the crash scene.Josh’s boss, from the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Engineering, where he worked in finance, said: “Josh was a very popular, courteous and conscientious member of our team who always gave his best.

“We were truly lucky indeed to have worked together with Josh. We are all completely devastated by this tragic news.”

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