Inquest to open for Barnsley soldier killed in collision

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An inquest opens later into the death of two soldiers killed in road crash in Northern Ireland.

Rifleman Dale Harris, from Barnsley, and Lance Corporal David Gwilt, from Bedford, died when their car hit a tractor in Co Antrim last August.

The 24-year-olds had been serving in the 2nd Battalion The Rifles, based in Lisburn, near Belfast.

The crash happened on the Ballyconnelly Road, Cullybackey.

Another man in the car, aged 21, suffered head injuries. The driver of the John Deere tractor was treated at the scene for injuries.

The soldiers were much-liked men with fantastic futures ahead of them, military colleagues said.

The inquest will take place at Laganside courthouse in Belfast city centre.