Floral tributes in memory of two men who died in Featherstone crash

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DOZENS of floral tributes were left at the spot that two men in their 20s died after the car they were travelling in left the road and smashed into a lamp post in Featherstone.

Police said the men were killed when the orange Ford Focus ST went off the road on a bend at the junction of Common Side Lane and Wakefield Road, in Featherstone, at around 11.50pm on Friday.

Dozens of tributes have been left at the junction of Wakefield Road and Common Side Lane.

Dozens of tributes have been left at the junction of Wakefield Road and Common Side Lane.

The men, who are believed to be from the town, have not yet been named by police but flowers left at the scene pay tribute to Callum and Luke.

One read: “RIP Lads. Fev won’t be the same!”

Another said: “Both forever in our hearts. Still can’t believe you’re gone. RIP Spraggy and Tanker.”

“Never forget you boyz. Watch down on us all,” said another.

Another said: “Callum. Words cannot describe how much we will miss you. We will always remember the good times. You have been taken from us too soon, too young.”

The car had been travelling from Wakefield when the incident took place. The junction is close to the Linpac Packaging site on Wakefield Road.

Road closures were in place for a time after the crash while emergency services carried out investigation work.

Sgt Ann Drury, from the Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who saw the collision itself and anyone who saw the vehicle and the manner in which it was being driven prior to the collision. Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 101.”

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