Tommy Hydes funeral: Friends and family to say final farewell to young dad killed in Meadowhall death crash
Grieving friends and relatives of a young man killed in a horror crash near Meadowhall are to gather to say a final farewell today as he is laid to rest.
Tommy Hydes, aged 24, died when the car he was travelling ran out of control on Meadowhall Way, ploughed through railings and plummeted into the River Don below.
His nephew, Josh Hydes, 20, who was driving the white Mercedes GLS, also died in the crash.
Tragedy struck at around 7pm on Saturday, January 30.
New dad Tommy, who has a three month old daughter, was rescued along with his nephew from the submerged car, which entered the water upside down.
Police officers, firefighters and ambulance service workers were all involved in the dramatic river rescue mission, with a number of them entering the freezing cold, fast-flowing water in a bid to save the young men.
A police investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision is under way.
Tommy’s funeral is to be held today at City Road Crematorium, Sheffield, at 1.45pm.
Due to Covid restrictions, only those invited can attend but the service will be online and there will be a screen outside the crematorium.
The funeral cortege will leave from Chestnut Avenue, Killamarsh, and travel along Rowan Tree Road, heading towards the Nags Head pub, Bridge Street and Sheffield Road.
Flowers are welcome but if preferred donations in lieu can be made to MacMillan Cancer Support.
For more details contact Peace Funerals.
Josh’s funeral was held earlier this week.