Updated: Tributes paid to Leeds crash death pair

The scene on Methley Lane, Oulton, where two people were killed
The scene on Methley Lane, Oulton, where two people were killed
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Tributes have been paid to two friends who died when their car came off a road and hit a lamp post.

Daniel Parrinder and Michael Cox were travelling in a Renault Clio when it lost control on Methley Lane in Oulton, Leeds, at about 9.30pm on Sunday.

It is believed Mr Parrinder, 24, was driving and Mr Cox, 25, was a passenger when the car overturned and rolled several times before hitting a lamp post and coming to rest in a field.

The pair were pronounced dead at the scene. Another passenger – a 29-year-old man who has not been named – suffered minor injuries.

Floral tributes to Mr Parrinder, a former Rodillian High School pupil known to friends as ‘Paz’, and Mr Cox, nicknamed ‘Spike’, were placed at the scene .

One message read: “To Spike and Paz, We can’t believe we’re writing this. Wish we could see you both again and hear you laugh.”

Another, addressed to ‘Spike’ said: “Will miss you! Nobody else can ever be like you, you’re a one in a million.”

Police want to speak to witnesses to the crash.

Det Con Jenny Stanley, of West Yorkshire Police’s major collision enquiry team, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have seen the vehicle in the time leading up to it. We would also like to hear from anyone who may have had contact with the occupants of the vehicle on Sunday evening prior to the collision.” Anyone with any information is asked to contact the major collision enquiry team on 01924 293047.

The crash happened just hours before another man was killed when his car hit a wall in Wakefield. The 26-year-old, who has not been named, died when his Peugeot 206 came off Doncaster Road in Crofton at about 12.55am yesterday as he travelled towards Doncaster.

Police in Wakefield want to speak to anyone with information about the incident.

In another incident in Wakefield on Sunday night police had to use specialist equipment to burst the tyres of a bus that was allegedly stolen from the Arriva depot.

The bus collided with a number of parked vehicles on Ledger Lane and caused minor damage to a 4x4 police car before it was stopped.

A 34-year-old man was arrested.

Meanwhile, on the same evening In Leeds four elderly women were trapped in their car after it was left on its side following a collision with a car that had sped off from police.

Police were called by a motorist shortly before 7pm reporting another vehicle being driven erratically in Fink Hill, Horsforth.

Officers spotted the Vauxhall Insignia in Iveson Drive, Holt Park, a short time later and signalled for it to stop but the car drove off out of sight of before hitting a Ford Fusion car carrying four women aged 81 to 93.

The group were on their way back from having afternoon tea in Otley on Sunday evening when the crash happened on Otley Old Road in Cookridge. The impact left the Ford on its side, but the driver of the other car then drove off.

The women had to be freed by firefighters and were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

A section of Otley Old Road was subsequently closed while the scene was examined.

A 56-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Vicar Lane, Leeds City Centre.

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