The families of two young men who were killed instantly while speeding earlier this year have released this dramatic footage of the young men’s final moments. Kyle Careford, 20, and his friend Michael Owen, 21, were speeding through the countryside in a red Renault Clio when it smashed into a church wall, killing them instantly.
The two twenty year old men can be seen recording on their phone reaching speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. They had taken a cocktail of illegal and prescribed drugs. Both families have supported the release of the footage to act as a stark warning to others.
Speaking after the inquest, Mr Owen’s mother, Kat, said: “We bring our children up teaching them right from wrong. We guide them and give them our advice and hope they listen, but once they are adults we hope they make the right choices.
“I really don’t know why the boys chose to do what they did, but I blame them both for the decisions they made on this night.
“If all this stops one person from making the same mistake, then some good has come from showing this video. I’m hoping it will have an impact on young people and make them see that a bit of fun can have such devastating consequences.
“I would like all the young people out there to take notice and realise that you are not invincible and take seriously how precious your lives are to yourselves and others.
“I want young drivers to consider how much devastation it causes to the families and loved ones that are left behind.
“Watching the video was very upsetting, but I’m hoping it can be used in a positive way, by showing young people what could happen to them.”
The independent has covered the tragic incident in full here.