21-year-old Michael Owen and his 20-year-old pal, Kyle Careford were killed in a crash earlier this year. The young men were driving allegedly high on drugs when they crashed into a church in East Sussex.
Families of both men killed in the April crash, released heartbreaking footage from inside the car juts seconds before Michael and Kyle died. With the images, the family hopes to stop another tragedy from happening.
The pair died instantly according to reports. Kyle Careford was driving Michael’s car, a red Renault Clio; the friends –whom are believed to have taken a cocktail of prescribed and illegal drugs that would have resulted in severe toxicity –were speeding through the countryside.
The video comes from Michael’s mobile phone and he can be heard saying ‘you’re doing 90 boy, slow down’ second before the fatal smash.
They crashed into a church wall and overturned after a 90mph ride. The wall near to St Michael’s Parish Church was completely destroy following the crash reports the Daily Mail.
Both Kyle and Michael were from Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Michael appears to be teaching Kyle how to drive before the crash, he even records the speedometer at 90mph at one point. The friends were having a good time singing and laughing without knowing it would be the last.
Michael’s phone was found laying underneath a tree near the scene of the fatal crash. In the footage can also be heard paramedics who arrive at scene and check to see if the friends are alive.
It was later determined, Kyle was driving without a license.
Michael Owen (pictured above) leaves behind a five-year-old daughter named Lily-Rose Iris Owen. His mother named as Kat said to media:
“We bring our children up teaching them right from wrong. We guide them and give them our advice and hope they listen, but once they are adults we hope they make the right choices.
“I really don’t know why the boys chose to do what they did, but I blame them both for the decisions they made on this night.”
While, Michael’s ex partner, Lauren Humble, added:
“This video was absolutely heartbreaking to watch but it did give us all of the answers that were needed…
Pictured above, Kyle Careford’s brother, Zac Hemming said:
“This footage or anything of its kind should never be recorded, let alone watched…
However both families have expressed, if the release of this footage results in lives saved, then it will be a valuable legacy of Michael and Kyle’s sad deaths.
According to Kyle’s Facebook page, he studied at Wilderness School in Adelaide, South Australia. His current city was listed as Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Michael Owen attended Hugh Christie College and worked at Nunya Buisness Inc.
May they both RIP.