Coroner opens inquests into deaths of Tim Wildbore and Andrew Thornewell

Left: Tim Wildbore and Andrew Thornewell.

Left: Tim Wildbore and Andrew Thornewell. - Credit: Archant

Inquests have been opened into the deaths of two men who suffered fatal injuries in a crash on the A10.

Left: Tim Wildbore and Andrew Thornewell.

Left: Tim Wildbore and Andrew Thornewell. - Credit: Archant

Tim Wildbore, 24, of Victoria Street, Littleport, and Andrew Thornewell, 28, of Hollendale Walk, Ely, died on February 18 when the black Austin Mini they were travelling in collided with a green Volkswagen Passat, at Brandon Creek.

The pair were both members of the design team at RJ Herbert Engineering, based in Marshland St James, near Wisbech.

On Wednesday, the coroner for North and East Cambridgehsire, William Morris, opened an inquest into the deaths.

Mr Wildbore’s cause of death was listed as multiple injuries while Mr Thornewell’s cause of death was given as severe head injuries.

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The hearings were adjourned and will re-open again on June 3.

Colleagues of the two men paid tribute this week to two “extremely well-liked, friendly and popular” members of the team.

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A spokesman for RJ Herbert said: “Everyone at Herbert is devastated as they were extremely well liked, friendly and popular members of the engineering design team. “Both Tim and Andrew specialized in the airport sector of the business. During their time at Herbert, they both produced excellent quality designs, showing great attention to detail, innovation and creativity.

“Tim and Andrew had worked for the business for two years as project design engineers and their individual characters had shone through in this time. Both men had loving families and fulfilling interests outside work.”

Witnesses to the collision should contact Sgt Steve Watson at Cambridgeshire police on 101.

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