Victims of Corby road accident named

Flowers have been left in Weldon Road, Corby
Flowers have been left in Weldon Road, Corby

The two victims of a car crash in the early hours of Friday have been named by police.

Thomas Hanvey, 16, of Corby and Ben Morrison, 21, of Corby were travelling in a Vauxhall Corsa when, for reasons yet unknown, the car hit a road sign in Weldon Road, Corby.

Both Thomas and Ben died at the scene of the accident, which happened between the Bangrave Road roundabout and Geddington Road roundabout at about 2.20am on Friday.

Floral tributes have been left at the side of the road where last week’s crash happened.

Messages of support and tributes have also been paid to the two occupants of the car on social media.

One message left on the Northants Telegraph’s Facebook page said: “My heart breaks for the families of these poor precious young souls.”

Another message said: “So sad. My deepest sympathies go to the families. RIP lads.”

Officers are appealing for witnesses and, in particular, are urging the occupants of a small silver car which is believed to have stopped at scene shortly after the accident, to contact them.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call the Northamptonshire Police Drivewatch hotline on 0800 174615.

Weldon Road was closed for several hours while emergency services dealt with the collision and re-opened shortly after 11am.