Bath tipper truck deaths: Inquest opened and adjourned

Victims of Bath tipper truck crash
Image caption Clockwise from left: Mitzi Steady, Phil Allen, Stephen Vaughan and Robert Parker were all killed in the crash on 9 February

The inquest into the deaths of four people killed in a tipper truck crash in Bath has been opened and adjourned.

Mitzi Steady, four, from Bath, Phil Allen, 52, and Stephen Vaughan, 34, both from Swansea, and Robert Parker, 59, of Cwmbran, all died in the crash.

Mitzy was walking with her grandmother on Lansdown Lane when she was hit by the truck in February. The three others victims were in a taxi.

Two men arrested in connection with the crash have been bailed by police.

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Image caption The truck overturned after careering down Lansdown Lane

A 19-year-old man, believed to be tipper truck driver Philip Potter, was questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and manslaughter by gross negligence.

Another man, aged 28, was also arrested on suspicion of causing manslaughter by gross negligence.

Mitzi's grandmother was seriously injured in the crash on 9 February.

Coroner Maria Voisin, sitting at Flax Bourton near Bristol, adjourned the inquest pending the results of the police inquiry.

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