Dozens of tributes left at scene of accident near Darlington that claimed two lives (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Dozens of tributes left at scene of accident near Darlington that claimed two lives
DOZENS of floral tributes have been left at the scene where two friends died in a car crash.
Chris Dennington, 20, of Clifton Road, Darlington, died when his silver Citroen Saxo hit a tree after leaving the B6279 near Ingleton, between Darlington and Staindrop.
Josh Bevan, 18, of Hill Top Terrace, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, was a passenger in the car, which crashed on Sunday.
Mr Dennington’s car is believed to have struck the tree after rolling on its side when it hit a grass verge and drain on a bend near Kiln Lane.
Flowers, wreaths and messages have been left next to the tree by their family and friends.
A message from Mr Bevan’s mother and father said: “We are truly devastated by the tragic loss of our gorgeous boy, Josh. Our lives will never be the same.”
Friends of Mr Dennington also paid tribute to him. One read: “We were more like brothers than mates. You had so much more to get out of life and so much more to give.”
Another said: “Christopher, you will never be forgotten, we will all miss you and your cheeky smile.”
One message described Mr Dennington as a “top guy, top friend and one of the best”, with another friend saying “we had the best of time and some right laughs together”.
Mr Dennington was an apprentice with Volvo Trucks, based on Teesside .
Bosses said he was destined for a successful career in the industry as a master technician after impressing throughout a two-year college course.
Mr Bevan was in the Territorial Army and previously attended Teesdale School, in Barnard Castle , and Darlington College.
An inquest into their deaths has been opened and adjourned.
Mr Bevan’s funeral will take place at Darlington Crematorium at 10.45am on Tuesday.
Mr Dennington’s funeral will take place at 12.30am on Wednesday at St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington.
Anyone who saw the accident, which happened at about 3pm, is asked to call police on 0191-375-2159.