Tree crash death inquest opened

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AN INQUEST has been opened into the death of a Sheffield dad killed when he crashed his car into a tree after a police chase.

Darren Hollingsworth, aged 38, of Midhope Hall Farm, Midhopestones, suffered fatal injuries in the smash on Yewtrees Lane, Bolsterstone, near the Broomhead Reservoir.

Just before 1am on Saturday, Darren had allegedly been spotted damaging a car on Kenworthy Road in Stocksbridge.

Police were called and spotted Darren driving a white Vauxhall Corsa. He failed to stop and officers began a short pursuit.

The Corsa veered across Yewtrees Lane and hit the tree.

Darren, a driller on construction sites, leaves a daughter and partner.

The inquest will be held at a date to be set.