Pair killed in Brighouse crash named by police

Scene of fatal road collision on Wakefield Road, Brighouse
Scene of fatal road collision on Wakefield Road, Brighouse

Police have confirmed the names of the people who died last week in a fatal road collision in Brighouse.

Joe De Garis, 30, and Natalie Sanderson, 26, both from Leeds, died on 6 September, following a collision which happened on Wakefield Road, in Brighouse, between Loxley Road and Sherwood Road.

Tributes have been placed at the scene where two people were killed in a car collision along a busy Brighouse road.

Two cars, a white Vauxhall Corsa and green VW Golf were travelling on Wakefield Road in the direction of Brighouse when the crash occurred.

The incident happened between Loxley Road and Sherwood Road at around 8.40pm on Tuesday.

A 30-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman from the VW Golf were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Vauxhall failed to stop at the scene but was located a short time later.

The driver, a 20-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Flowers and tributes have been left at the scene where damage and tyre marks can still be seen.

Sgt Carl Quinn, of the Major collision enquiry team, said: “This was a serious collision which has resulted in the deaths of two people, we are currently investigating to establish the full circumstances.

“I would like to appeal for any witnesses who were in the area around the time of the collision or saw either of the vehicles prior to, and in regards the Corsa shortly afterwards to come forward with any information that may assist with our enquiries.

“Anyone with any information is asked to call myself via 101 quoting log number 1680 of 6 September.”