Shropshire Star

Two dangerous drivers jailed for causing crash that killed passenger after car was stolen in Telford

Two dangerous drivers have been jailed for 17 and a half years in total after a passenger in a stolen car died in a crash.

The scene of the crash at the junction of Norton Road and Wolverhampton Road in Pelsall. Photo: SnapperSK

Passenger James Sheridan, 21, died when the Ford Fiesta - which had been stolen from a leafy residential area of Telford - crashed into a Volkswagen Golf on the Wolverhampton Road in Pelsall, injuring four others.

The Fiesta had been stolen from Oakfield Road in Shawbirch the day before the crash in June 2021.

Both drivers were over the speed limit at the time of the crash at the junction with Norton Road, just before midnight on June 23.

Frederick Rogers, 34, and Ethan Holness, 21, were sentenced for causing death by dangerous driving at Wolverhampton Crown Court today.

The pair, who did not know each other, were both driving dangerously in each of their cars and smashed into each other, causing the devastating crash.