Tributes to second victim of South Yorkshire car collision

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Tributes have been paid to the second victim of a fatal car collision, who was named by police yesterday.

Daniel Lea Hancock, aged 25, was seriously injured in the crash on Engine Lane, Shafton, Barnsley, which also claimed the life of a soldier on Sunday.

He had been critically ill in Barnsley Hospital since the crash and lost his fight for life on Wednesday morning.

Online tributes from friends said: “RIP Danny and Josh. You will be sadly missed by everyone. Fly high lads.”

Readers of the Star on Facebook also sent their condolences to the family.

The collision involved a silver Peugeot 206 which ran out of control on a left hand bend and careered into the front of a house.

Trooper Josh Powell, of Park Avenue, Grimethorpe, died at the scene.

Police investigating the crash say it is still ‘unclear’ who was driving.

It is believed the car left the road while negotiating a slight left-hand bend.

Tributes have been paid to 18-year-old Trooper Powell, who joined the Light Dragoons in 2011.

Lieutenant Colonel Sam Plant, The Light Dragoons’ commanding officer, said he had ‘demonstrated real potential’.

He added: “His death is felt deeply across the regimental family.”

Witnesses to the collision should call police on 101 quoting incident number 218 of Sunday, May 19.