Hearing opens on crash tragedy.
The inquests of two young men killed in a terrible car smash have been opened in Middlesbrough.
Jonathan Fishwick, 18, and David Welch C. David Welch is the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs of the United States. He served from 2001 to 2005 as the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt.
Welch was born in Munich in 1953. , 27, lost their lives when the car they were travelling in hit a bridge parapet on the A67.
Mr Fishwick, a bricklayer of Yarm Road in Darlington, was driving the Citroen car when the crash occurred on Friday about 11.30pm.
He was thrown from the vehicle with Mr Welch, also from Yarm Road, and another 24-year-old passenger, who was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees with internal injuries and a broken hand.
The trio had been travelling from Darlington to Yarm when Mr Fishwick is believed to have lost control of the car around a right-hand bend. The crash, half a mile from Urlay Nook Urlay Nook is a village within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and the ceremonial county of County Durham, England. It is situated a short distance to the west of Eaglescliffe. The village is dominated by a large Elementis plant. , left the road closed all night.
Mr Fishwick and Mr Welch, a mechanic, were both pronounced dead at the scene. Mr Fishwick was identified by his fingerprints and jewellery.
Evidence of identification was given by Mr Fishwick's father Thomas, 44, of Darlington and Mr Welch's cousin, James Ward Please choose between:
The hearing was adjourned to a date to be fixed.