Woman, 22, dies alongside her boyfriend in horror crash after he drove at high speed while high on drink and drugs

Nathan Stephen Naughton died alongside his girlfriend in the crash.Nathan Stephen Naughton died alongside his girlfriend in the crash.
Nathan Stephen Naughton died alongside his girlfriend in the crash.
A young woman died alongside her boyfriend when the vehicle he was driving while under the influence of cocaine and alcohol left the road while being driven at "high speed" , an inquest at Nottingham Coroner’s Court heard.

Nathan Stephen Naughton, aged 26, and his girlfriend Olivia Grace Maltby, aged 22, were both killed in the single vehicle collision on the A631 Tickhill Road in Bawtry on January 21 this year when the pick-up they were in failed to negotiate a bend and hit a tree.

Mr Naughton, a builder, and Miss Maltby, an equestrian groom, were returning to his Rossington home after socialising with friends in Bawtry when the crash happened.

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Nottinghamshire Police officers told the hearing that Mr Naughton had been "well in excess" of cocaine and alcohol driving limits and that the pick-up's speedometer had stopped at 90mph and concluded the crash was caused by the speed and inebriation of Mr Naughton.

Nathan Stephen Naughton died alongside his girlfriend in the crash.Nathan Stephen Naughton died alongside his girlfriend in the crash.
Nathan Stephen Naughton died alongside his girlfriend in the crash.

Coroner Nathanael Hartley ruled both victims died from multiple injuries and recorded conclusions of death in a road traffic collision.

Olivia Grace Maltby was killed in the horror smash.Olivia Grace Maltby was killed in the horror smash.
Olivia Grace Maltby was killed in the horror smash.

Nottinghamshire Police officers told the inquest that Nathan had been “well in excess” of cocaine and alcohol driving limits and that the pick-up's speedometer had stopped at 90mph, concluding that the crash was caused by the speed and Nathan’s inebriation.

Both Nathan and Olivia were thrown from the vehicle they were travelling in, when it crashed.

Neither were wearing seatbelts at the time.

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