How the Bower brothers tore two families apart after 79MPH horror crash in Sheffield

Sheffield brothers Elliott and Declan Bower have today been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for causing a fatal crash in Darnall.

Monday, 28th January 2019, 15:11 pm
Updated Monday, 28th January 2019, 15:13 pm
The Bower brothers have today been jailed.

Here, the Star looks back on how the tragic events unfolded that day and how the Bower brothers were eventually brought to justice.

Emergency services worked through the night and into Saturday morning to assist with the crash
The VW Golf was preparing to turn into Bannham Road
The family were returning home from a day trip to London.

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The Bower brothers were travelling at 79mph overtaking a bus before the crash
Elliott Bower, 18, and Declan Bower, 23, and a third man were arrested in connection with the incident
A VW Golf collided with a VW Touran people carrier
"If they could just put themselves in our shoes and see what kind of devastation it causes then they might learn a lesson. They might think twice about doing things."
Adnan's wife Tahreen was cut out of the vehicle and was taken to hospital with a broken leg and back injuries.
Usman was a cheerful little boy, who always had a smile on his face. Adnans other kids have lost a very loving father. Even now, theyre asking wheres Daddy?.
I will always love you and will never forget you. I know you are now in the good place with our angel Usman."
"He used to love everyone and give everything he has with his special heart. Youre the special in my life. Rest in peace my two beautiful angels. Always in my heart.
He was such a positive person, who was full of life and loved talking to people and helping them. Everyone who knew him says how you would never see anger on his face.
Their three-year-old graddaughter Livia spent two months fighting for her life in hospital before being released.
"Maybe if police had handled things differently then the accident wouldn't have happened."
The Independent Office for Police Conduct qA called in to investigate due to it taking place during a police chase.
"The mosque has been open for people to pray and pay their respects to the casualties at all times of the day and night since the crash."
They were wanted in connection with a number of crimes in Sheffield, including attempted murder.
They spent two weeks on the run after police circulated their details and posted the above picture
The Bower brothers appeared in court on December 10 with Elliot admitting four counts of causing death by dangerous driving.
Elliott told police while on remand Ill get out, and bang, Ill do the same thing again, and you will have to arrest me.
He was wanted for questioning over an attempted murder, serious assault and driving while disqualified.
Declan Bower was sentenced to years 7 years, 10 months and the third defendant to 7 years, 10 months.