M6 crash family died from head injuries
- 28 December 2012
- From the section England
Two brothers and their aunt died from head injuries after the car they were in crashed on the M6 in Staffordshire on Christmas Day, a coroner said.
The inquests into the deaths of Adnan Habib, 10, Mohammed Arsalaan Habib, four, and their aunt Bushra Tazarib, 32, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, have been opened and adjourned.
The boys' funerals are due to take place in High Wycombe on Saturday.
Their aunt's body will be buried in Pakistan, the inquest heard.
The boys' mother, Parveen, 38, who was driving, and their sister Misbah, 17, were also both injured in the crash but have since been discharged from hospital.
All five from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, were travelling to a family wedding in Greater Manchester.
The boys' grandfather was among those who attended the opening of the inquest at North Staffordshire Coroner's Court in Stoke-on-Trent.
In his report, Stoke and North Staffordshire coroner Ian Smith revealed the three family members died from extensive head injuries.
He adjourned all three inquests until a later date.
In a statement released on Thursday, the boys' family described them as "precious jewels, spreading joy wherever they went" and described their aunt as "beloved".