An inquest has opened into the death of a man who died in a crash earlier this month.

Jonathan Nyashamu died as a result of catastrophic injuries he suffered when he was involved in a crash on the A143 at Earsham.

The incident happened on Sunday, October 1 at around 8pm, involving a silver Mitsubishi and a black Ford S Max.

On Monday, an inquest into his death opened in Norwich heard that Mr Nyashamu was 40 years old and worked as a care support worker.

During a short hearing, area coroner Yvonne Blake also confirmed that Mr Nyashamu lived in Ivory Road in Norwich and was born in Zimbabwe.

Following the crash, 34-year-old Lee Peartreee, of Appletree Lane in Roydon was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and two counts of causing serious injury.

He was remanded into custody and is due to appear at Norwich Crown Court on November 6.

The court heard Mr Nyashamu suffered multiple injuries in the crash, including a collapsed lung.

A further hearing was scheduled for 9.30am on Friday, January 5 next year.