Death crash women: inquests open

INQUESTS into the deaths of two young women killed in a tragic road crash in Ipswich as they walked home from a party have been opened and adjourned this afternoon.

Russell Claydon

INQUESTS into the deaths of two young women killed in a tragic road crash in Ipswich as they walked home from a party have been opened and adjourned this afternoon.

A coroner carried out the paper exercise into the deaths of Kate Wasyluk, 25, of Irlam Road, Ipswich and Emma Harold, 26, of Foxhall Road, at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich today.

The pair had been walking home from enjoying a soul night at the St Clement's Sports and Social Club in Foxhall Road just after midnight on Saturday February 21 when they were involved in a collision with a car near to the junction with Dover Road.


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Rebecca Harold, 25, of Foxhall Road had also been walking with them that night and sustained serious injuries in the crash. She remains in hospital.

The double death at such a young age sent shockwaves through the communities across Suffolk.

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The inquests into their deaths were opened and adjourned pending the outcome of legal proceedings.

No family attended the very brief, formal procedure.

Scott Nicholls, 20, of West Villa, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, has been charged in relation to the crash and has been remanded in custody until March 5, when he is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court.

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