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Ben Collister: Van driver died overtaking his own brother

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Image caption The court heard the collision happened so quickly neither driver would have been able to react

A van driver died in an accident after overtaking his own brother on Isle of Man's Mountain Road, an inquest has heard.

Ben Collister, 22 and from Ballasalla, died after crashing into an oncoming van whilst overtaking Jason Collister near the Mountain Box on 19 December.

Coroner John Needham said it had been a "tragic accident" which "occurred in the blink of an eye".

Mr Needham returned a verdict of accidental death at Douglas courthouse.

The brothers were not aware they were on the road together.

Ben Collister, an apprentice joiner, died from multiple injuries in Noble's hospital the same day.

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