Inquest opens into death of man killed in Mansfield lorry crash

The collision occurred on the Marr Route / Sherwood Way in November. (Image: NFRS)
The collision occurred on the Marr Route / Sherwood Way in November. (Image: NFRS)

The inquest into the death of Daniel Haggett, who was killed in a lorry crash on the Marr Route in November, has opened.

Mr Haggett, from Farnsfield, died after the car he was travelling in collided with a lorry before hitting another car near the Adamsway roundabout shortly after 11.15am on November 24.

The inquest was opened today (Thursday, March 30) at Nottingham Coroner's Court and has been adjourned until April 11. The cause of his death is not yet known.

The 21-year-old worked for car repair firm TSW Services Ltd, in Woodborough and used to attend The Minster School in Southwell.

His former head of house, Gail Burles said news of his death was "an awful shock" and described Daniel as a 'likeable character'.

She told us in November: "The Haggett family have been a big part of the school for a number of years, and we have had a close relationship with them.

"As well as Daniel, his older brother, Tom, attended The Minster and his younger brother, Lewis, is currently in year 11.

"All three are special to me because all were in Rufford House, of which I was head, and Daniel was in the same year group as my own daughter.

"He was one of those youngsters who was a bit cheeky but always polite. He lived life on the edge but never forgot his manners. He just wanted to enjoy life, so his death is really sad."

Daniel's boss at TSW Services, Robert Smith, said in tribute: "He was such a genuine, lovely lad.

"He was a pleasure to work with, and his death is a crying shame.

"He started with us just under a year ago. He was part-time at first, but then we took him on full-time.

"He worked in the horticultural section, looking after the mowers and horticultural equipment, and he was probably the best mechanic we have had in that department.

"He got on well with everybody. He was a pleasant, nice lad."