Young parents-to-be killed in lorry crash at ‘treacherous’ junction

Two younger parents-to-be died in a deadly crash at a junction the place the Give Way signal was ‘turned the incorrect approach’, an inquest has heard. 

Josh Alexander, 21, and Jessica Poole, 18, who had been anticipating a child boy collectively, died when a lorry ploughed into their automobile in Woodchurch, Kent final June. 

The inquest in Maidstone heard the couple had been on their method to work delivering takeaways to earn further money forward of the arrival of their new child. 

It comes after one of many final posts Josh shared on his Facebook confirmed a child’s onesie with a constructive being pregnant take a look at and a scan of their son contained in the womb.

Jessica Poole, 18, (pictured) who was thought to be around four months pregnant,
Josh Alexander, 21, (pictured), a fitness fanatic who worked at Tenterden Leisure Centre

Jessica Poole, 18, who was considered round 4 months pregnant, died when the white Vauxhall Corsa she and her boyfriend had been travelling in smashed right into a white lorry in Woodchurch, Kent final June

Jessica and Josh were from Hastings in East Sussex

Jessica and Josh had been from Hastings in East Sussex

Speaking on the inquest, one police officer stated he believed ‘closely worn’ highway markings and a rotated Give Way signal close to the crossroads could have been contributing actors within the crash.

PC Simon Masterson, forensic collision investigator at Kent Police, stated Josh had didn’t recognise he was approaching a junction as he drove west alongside Plurenden Road.

Mr Masterson stated: ‘The give approach signal on Plurenden Road, which was 11 metres from the junction, was rotated by 61 levels.

‘The highway markings had been closely worn in a number of locations. The strategy triangle was additionally worn however discernible.’

Emergency services rushed to the scene, where the young couple from Hastings were pronounced dead

Emergency providers rushed to the scene, the place the younger couple from Hastings had been pronounced lifeless