Lancashire

Crash death victim Carly Notton's parents consider prosecution

Carly Notton and Danielle Lanchester
Image caption Carly Notton and Danielle Lanchester were both 17 and from Blackpool

The parents of a girl, killed with her friend when their car crashed into a tree near Blackpool, are considering a private prosecution.

A coroner recorded an accidental death verdict on Danielle Lanchester and Carly Notton, on Tuesday.

Carly's parents Coral and Michael want to know why statements by two men held after the crash, on 28 November, were not considered admissible.

The couple want to see the statements before deciding on the prosecution.

Carly and driver Danielle, both aged 17 and from Blackpool, died at the scene of the crash in Poulton-le-Fylde.

'Racing claim'

Their boyfriends told an inquest they were not racing their car against the girls' Renault Clio.

But a motorist had said the men had told him, at the scene, they had been racing, the hearing was told.

Dylan Greenwood, 19, and Corey Lotriet, 21, were arrested initially on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The accident investigation concluded it was likely the Clio was driving in excess of the 50mph speed limit on Garstang Road East but it was not possible to say by how much.

There was no other independent evidence to say how fast Mr Greenwood's Ford Fiesta was travelling or how close behind, but there was no evidence the cars touched, the inquest heard.

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