Crash victim had beaten cancer
Crash victim had beaten cancer

A teenager who was one of three people killed in a high-speed crash had just been cleared of cancer, an inquest in Britain has been told.

Jade Best, 19, died when the car in which she was travelling crashed at around 185km/h - more than 135km/h over the speed limit.

Another passenger, Danny Hague, 32, and the driver, Adam Ruthven, 27, were killed in the crash.

An inquest was told that Miss Best had celebrated her 19th birthday and had been cleared from cancer just a month before the crash.

After the death, her parents said: "Jade was a happy-go-lucky person and had a lovely outgoing personality that meant she embraced life to its fullest.

"She had recently been given the all-clear following a cancer diagnosis and had so much life left to live. We are devastated by her death and that she has been taken from us in such tragic circumstances."

The inquest was told the car was travelling at 185km/h (115mp/h) in a 48km/h (30mp/h) zone when the driver lost control and crashed.

The MailOnline reports that tests showed Mr Ruthven and Mr Hague - a Lance Corporal who was on leave from serving in Iraq - were over the drink-drive limit.

Road traffic accident investigator Keith Rayner told the coroner that it was an "unbelievable speed".


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