Inquest opens after man dies in car crash at Stoke Ferry

Eastgate House in Norwich, home of the Norfolk Coroner's Court. Photo by Simon Finlay.

Eastgate House in Norwich, home of the Norfolk Coroner's Court. Photo by Simon Finlay. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

An inquest has opened into the death of a husband who died after his car was in a crash in a Norfolk village.

Robert Kent, 38, was in a Vauxhall Vectra which was travelling along the A134 from Wereham, towards Whittingdon, when it was involved in a crash at Stoke Ferry.

The crash happened at just before 10pm on Wednesday, May 24. Mr Kent died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.

Area coroner Yvonne Blake today opened an inquest into the death of Mr Kent, an engineer who lived at Salters Lode, Downham Market.

She said inquiries into the crash were continuing, but it is thought Mr Kent was overtaking a vehicle when his car went into a ditch. Ms Blake said the air ambulance had attended and efforts had been made to resuscitate Mr Kent. He was taken to hospital, but resuscitation attempts were stopped when it was clear he was not responding, the coroner said.

She said Mr Kent died of brain herniation, caused by a head injury from the crash.

The inquest was adjourned for a review, which will take place on Wednesday, August 30.