Inquest into deaths of Conisbrough crash victims opened today

Bartosz Bortniczak, 18, Blake Cairns, 16, Arpad Kore, 18, Jordanna Goodwin, 16, and Megan Storey, 16.
Bartosz Bortniczak, 18, Blake Cairns, 16, Arpad Kore, 18, Jordanna Goodwin, 16, and Megan Storey, 16.

An inquest has been opened into the death of five Doncaster teenagers who died in a horrific car crash last weekend.

Coroner Nicola Mundy opened an inquest into the deaths of Bartosz Bortniczak, 18, Blake Cairns, 16, 18-year-old Arpad Kore, Jordanna Goodwin, 16 and Megan Storey, 16 this afternoon.

The inquest, opened at Doncaster Coroners court, has been adjourned until April next year.

Mrs Mundy said: “I extend my sincere condolences for the families who have suffered a loss in this most tragic of circumstances.”

All five of the teenagers died following a two-car collision in Sheffield Road, Conisbrough.

The group of friends were travelling in a blue Toyota Corolla when it was involved in a collision with a grey Seat Leon.

Officers believe a third vehicle, a black Vauxhall Corsa, may also have been involved in the collision, which occurred at approximately 9.40pm on Saturday.

A 21-year-old Doncaster man, who police believe was driving the Corsa, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

The man driving the Seat suffered a broken leg.

Officers continue to appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to call 101 quoting incident 1,123 of November 15, 2014.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.