Inquest opened into death of man in Soberton crash

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AN INQUEST has been opened into the death of a man who was killed when the car he was a passenger in hit a tree.

Joe Keet, 38, from Firgrove Lane, North Boarhunt, died at the scene on Heath Road, Soberton.

The crash happened at around 10pm on September 22. The car the pair were in, a silver Ford Fiesta, came off the road and hit a tree.

The 20-year-old driver, from Widley, suffered a shoulder injury and was treated at the Queen Alexandra Hospital.

He was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving whilst unfit through alcohol and/or drugs.

He has been bailed until November 27.