Driver 'stable' after Lightwood death crash
THE driver of a car which crashed and killed two men is still being treated in hospital.
The 26-year-old woman, from Stoke-on-Trent, is in a stable condition at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire and is receiving treatment for serious injuries.
The woman, who has not yet been identified, was driving a Renault Clio in Lightwood Road, Lightwood, in the early hours of Sunday when the car flipped over at the Gravelly Bank junction and landed in the front garden of a nearby house.
It is not yet known if officers from Staffordshire Police have spoken to the driver.
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However blood samples to see if she was over the drink-drive limit have been taken.
The police have confirmed no arrests have yet been made.
And officers are still trying to establish where the friends were going at the time of the crash.
The home owner, Nicola Bagnall, was unable to talk to The Sentinel when approached yesterday.
The men were due to be formally identified this afternoon.
But The Sentinel yesterday named them as 20-year-old James Morgan, of Lightwood, and Martin Wilson, aged 26, of Blurton.
James's former deputy headteacher at Painsley Catholic College in Cheadle, Stephen Bell, has paid tribute to a 'hard-working' student with many friends.
Mr Bell said: "This is very sad news. James was a pleasant and popular member of the school.
"He was always polite and was very likeable. He worked hard and the other students thought a great deal of him, as did the staff.
"He was a true Painsley student and would always greet me with a smile.
"We are devastated to hear of the very sad news and our thoughts and prayers are with James's family and friends."
Relatives and friends have left flowers and candles at the scene of the crash in memory of the two Stoke City football fans.
Mutual friend Nathan Hood said: "When two of my good mates die in an accident a stone's throw from my house, it can't get much closer to home.
Having to drive past every day is going to be absolute torture."
James's older sister, Sara Morgan, said: "The fact that over 100 people have been out in local pubs toasting them speaks volumes.
"James truly was amazing and influenced so many people's lives.
"He was my little brother and I loved him."
Martin's uncle, Andrew Milton, said: "Martin was loved by many, we will all miss him. I still can't believe it."
Staffordshire Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses who may have seen the car before or after the incident.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sgt Ian Revans at Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 174 of November 18.