Mourners to line the streets for funeral of tragic Meadowhall crash victim Tommy Hydes
Mourners are expected to line the streets of Killamarsh on the day of the funeral of a young man killed in a horror crash near Meadowhall.
Tommy Hydes, aged 24, died alongside his nephew, Josh Hydes, 20, 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 Saturday, January 30.
New dad Tommy, who is survived by his three month old daughter, and Josh had to be rescued from the water by firefighters but despite efforts to revive them could not be saved.
Police officers, firefighters and ambulance service workers were all involved in the river rescue mission, with a number of them entering the freezing cold, fast-flowing water in a bid to save the young men.
The car, which Josh had been driving, was on its roof when rescuers arrived at the crash scene.
A police investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision is under way.
Tommy’s funeral is to be held on Friday, February 26 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.