A father, his teenage son, and two nephews were killed when their truck fell on a grass verge, and crashed into a tree. They were returning home to see a Tyson Fury fight.
Johnny Cash, 44; his son Johnboy Cash (19); and two nephews Miles Anthony Cash (25), and Jacko Colesgrove (18) – all of them travellers – were all killed by the horror crash that occurred on Sunday, 10/10.
All three died from multiple injuries sustained at the scene in Headcorn near Maidstone (Kent) of the “single vehicle fatal collide”.
Johnny’s younger brother Jerry Cash (15) continues to be treated at London’s King’s College Hospital for serious head injuries.
It has not yet been established what caused the bronze Toyota Hilux they were travelling in to career off the road shortly before 1am – just hours before The Gypsy King retained his heavyweight champion belt against Deontay Wilder.
After the crash, tributes were paid by the four men, including Johnboy Cash and Johnboy Cash, to their father and son John.
Tributes were also paid to Jacko Cosgrove and Miles ‘Smiler’ Cash following the crash
This is Jerry Cash (15 years old), who is still fighting for life in hospital following the crash.
Images of the Toyota Hilux pickup truck that was crushed showed how badly it had been damaged after it crashed into trees after it had veered off the narrow country road in thick fog.
Katrina Hepburn, area coroner for South East Kent and Central Kent, stated that the vehicle lost control of its near side wheels and entered a grass verge before colliding with a tree.
Johnny, a landscaper who lived with Bridget Cash in Martin’s Gardens, Lenham Road, where the crash occurred, was driving the pickup truck.
Ms. Hepburn stated that Kent Fire and Rescue Service had removed him from the driver’s chair, but he died on the spot.
Grace Cash was also married to Son Johnboy, a landscaper at Martin’s Gardens.
Miles was unemployed and lived in Cranbrook, Kent, with Mary Anne Cash.
Groundworker Jacko, a Shadoxhurst resident near Ashford, Kent, was single.
They were all identified using drivers licenses and photos taken at the scene by PC Lee Berridge from Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit.
The hearing was held at The Archbishop’s Palace in Maidstone (Kent) and was adjourned until March 1st, next year.
It comes just days after a memorial mass at St Francis Church, also Maidstone, was held.
Hundreds of grieving family members and friends wept as the grey coffins were taken in for the 30-minute funeral service. There were also large photos of the four men.
The place of worship was so crowded, that many mourners had no choice but to gather outside to pay their respects.
Boxer Fury sent condolences and paid tribute to the four victims of his decisive knockout.
Family members offered flowers of appreciation and paid tributes to the four men who were believed to be part a traveller community.
He shared a video on Instagram with his family and friends, saying: “I’d love to send my condolences. Rest in peace to both the Cash and Cosgrove families for their recent loss.
God bless them. Give them a place in heaven. In the powerful name Jesus. Amen.’
Residents claim that thick fog on the night before the crash made it difficult to see the country lane.
An anonymous family member present at the accident scene stated that the men would be missed every single day.
The woman said that she was broken and would never forgive them for their loss. They were beautiful, wonderful men, and we’ll miss their company every day.
Many flowers were left by mourners on a verge close to the scene of the crash.
A message was attached to one bouquet: ‘To your baby I love so much and your little Bridie love to you too.’
The scene featured a tree trunk carved with the words “Jack RIP.”
One resident nearby described how he was woken up by a loud bang, which was followed by emergency crews arriving.
He said: ‘The whole road was full of blue lights – they have been there all night. It was very, very foggy all along the road for the past few night.
Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, (SCIU), continues to investigate the circumstances. Officers are asking for witnesses to contact them.