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Man died 17 years after car accident left him in a permanent vegetative state

PUBLISHED: 12:14 24 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:15 24 September 2018

Carrow House where Norfolk Coroners Court sits. Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Carrow House where Norfolk Coroners Court sits. Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Archant Norfolk 2016

An inquest into the death of a Norwich man who was left in a permanent vegetative state after a car crash in 2001 will take place in December.

In an opening hearing at Norfolk Coroner’s Court, Carrow House, area coroner Yvonne Blake said that Justin Ashley Newton died on September 13 2018.

She said that the 39-year-old was left with severe head trauma and injuries as a result of the crash and had since been in a permanent vegetative state. The court heard that Mr Newton worked as a cleaner at Twin Oaks nursing home in Norwich and died on September 13 after the decision was made to withdraw clinical nutrition and hydration.

Mr Newton’s body was identified at Shayne Stork Family Funeral Services in Norwich.

The inquest will take place at Norfolk Coroner’s Court, Carrow House, at 11am on December 21 and will last for one hour.

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