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Inquest hears Islington student died after crashing into tree

PUBLISHED: 12:13 01 September 2020 | UPDATED: 12:13 01 September 2020

The crash took place on East Ruston Road. Picture: Google Maps

The crash took place on East Ruston Road. Picture: Google Maps

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A student from Islington died after crashing into a tree, an inquest has heard.

Eighteen-year-old Daniel MacMillan died at the scene of the crash on East Ruston Road in Norfolk’s Lessingham, near Happisburgh.

He was driving a silver Ford Fiesta which hit a tree on August 27 before 8am.

The crash closed the road, stopped bus services into the coastal village by Eccles-on-Sea and prompted Norfolk Constabulary to appeal for witnesses, information or dashcam footage of the incident.

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An inquest into his death opened on Tuesday, September 1 at Norfolk Coroner’s Court in Norwich.

The court heard Mr MacMillan was a student and was born in Islington in North London.

Area coroner Yvonne Blake gave the medical cause of death as traumatic brain injury due to a road traffic collision.

The inquest has now been adjourned until February 25 next year.

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