Inquest into the death of JACOB JAMES KELLY

Jacob Kelly, a 24 year old man at the time of his death, was observed by another driver to drive at high speed down Mount Ainslie Drive and into Fairbairn Avenue where he was seen to impact with a retaining wall on the far side of the intersection. The vehicle suffered severe frontal impact damage and caught fire while Jacob was seated in the driver’s seat. Jacob suffered massive skull and chest injuries from the impact and he died at the scene. The post mortem examination of Jacob undertaken at my direction indicated that Jacob died from multiple injuries as a result of the collision. Toxicology results indicate that Jacob had a blood alcohol level at the time of his death of 0.160 g per 100 mLof blood.

Coroner B. C. Boss on 7 December 2017


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