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Tributes Flood In For Friends Killed In Crash

Wednesday May 29 2013


Josh Powell Josh Powell


TRIBUTES have flooded in for two friends who were killed in a car accident.

Josh Powell, 18, and Daniel Hancock, 25, both of Grimethorpe, were thrown from the Peugeot 306 convertible.

Josh, a soldier in the Army's Light Dragoons died at the scene, while Daniel died in Barnsley Hospital on Wednesday morning.

Army pals described Josh, of Park Avenue, as a 'true family man', 'one of a kind' and 'a promising young soldier'.

Daniel, of Elizabeth Street, known as Danny, was described by a neighbour as a 'popular lad' from a well-known family.

Police said the vehicle left Engine Lane on a slight left-hand bend, hitting a lamp post before continuing along the footpath, through a garden and into the front of a house.

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Reply Posted by Fred on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 11:41
Police said the vehicle left Engine Lane on a slight left-hand bend, hitting a lamp post before continuing along the footpath, through a garden and into the front of a house.

BUT WHAT SPEED WAS THEY DOING ???

Reply Posted by Nikita on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 11:50
Dos it matter what speed they was going two young lads have lost their lives and havnt hurt anyone else. Please tell me who obeys the speed limit at all times no ones perfect.. RIP Danny and Josh x

Reply Posted by Vicky on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 11:52
That bend is hardly sharp, obviously they were speeding on there but it doesn't mean their death isn't tragic.....thank god there was no one in the house injured too. My thoughts are with the families, may Danny and Josh rest in peace, such a tragedy to take 2 young lives.

Reply Posted by spike on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 12:03
something else the council should look at the road surface is not very good on that bend , it is all breaking up

Reply Posted by mrs mallinson on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 13:32
Please learn a lesson from this,
SPEED KILLS.
Limits are not there to annoy ,
If you keep to the limit chances are,
you won't crash or if you do you'll
LIVE. ...

Reply Posted by John on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 13:35
Here here mrs mallinson.

Reply Posted by sarah on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 13:37
It doesn't matter what speed they was doing 2 familes have lost there love ones show some respect rip danny and josh xx

Reply Posted by Hazel on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 13:42
Totally agree Sarah. Fred can I ask why you comment on everything to do with soldiers this site posts in a derogative way...enough said

Reply Posted by Chris on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 13:45
Why !!!!

Reply Posted by Barnsley truth on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 14:27
If they had survived and knocked over a little old lady on that footpath, you'd all be calling them scum and saying hang 'em. Foolish lads who paid with their lives and destroyed their families through their stupidity and selfishness

Reply Posted by jack powell on Wednesday June 5 2013 at 13:54
never judge anyone, we all do things in our lives that perhaps we shouldnt have one of these boys josh powell was my grandson if you cant say anything good say nothing,R I P both boys

Reply Posted by kaz on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 15:32
RIP Danny and Josh condolences to both families xx

Reply Posted by Carol on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 16:38
Well Said Barnsley Truth, of course the families are suffering, they have lost a loved one, but it doe'nt alter the fact that they were driving at an exessive speed, not just speeding............. EXESSIVE !!,

Reply Posted by Tom on Thursday May 30 2013 at 06:44
We've all done stupid things in our lives and got away with it,
When is your time up !

Reply Posted by observer on Thursday May 30 2013 at 09:27
I agree with spike. to a degree. I have walked past the scene. I walk up there regularly. yes the road surface is shocking and in some need of repair.nikita. you need to get real. its not good burying the head. yes these families have lost good people from their lives. but the message is very loud and very clear. yes..it does matter what speed they were doing. because we should.!!! all learn from this. engine lane has been death road for a very very long time. over the years a lot of people have been killed on there.hazel. how is fred commenting in a derogatory way. mrs mallinson, I hope some read your comments to learn from as people do need to realise the dangers of excessive speeding. Barnsley truth. spot on too. yes, what if a group of schoolkids been ploughed into. or as you say, someone else. there will be a lot of digging during, and after, and at the inquest. I suspect a verdict of accidental death will be raised. let it be a harsh lesson to all the users of engine lane. for me, engine lane should be one speed. not 3 different speeds.

Reply Posted by A.D on Thursday May 30 2013 at 10:44
barnsley truth, the thing is they didn't survive and they didn't knock a little old lady over. that's the difference, Josh and Danny were great lads, no matter what anyone says about them. So what if they were speeding, they didn't hurt anyone else in the process except themselves. look after each other up there Josh & Danny, thinking of you everyday xxxx

Reply Posted by sam on Friday May 31 2013 at 13:20
Its not "so what they didn't kill anyone". That's just chance. These lads risked their lives and others, and thankfully paid with only their own. My partner is a collision investigator and sees the consequences of silly people's actions every day, usually its an innocent child or passing car with a family inside that ends up destroyed. A real soldier would never take such risks. I'm glad they only took themselves.

Reply Posted by kirsty on Friday May 31 2013 at 13:23
Rip boys we all miss your like mad 2 good lads xxxxxxxxx

Reply Posted by sam on Friday May 31 2013 at 13:24
I cant believe this is still happening people saying oh they were speeding or what if they killed someone! Well they didn't they died at such a young age leaving their families broken and a village shocked! RIP Josh and Danny!

Reply Posted by luby on Friday May 31 2013 at 13:38
has it been verified they were speeding though. a lot of roads not just barnsley but around west/south yorkshire are of poor repair due to sever wether conditions are not restricted properly on speed or could do with better traffic control.. Yes thank good no one else was injured in the accident but also condolencies to the familes of these two fellas.

Reply Posted by kirsty on Friday May 31 2013 at 13:45
Look josh n danny was 2 good lads so stop this now all my lv to your all your fam n mates xxxxxx

Reply Posted by TDB on Friday May 31 2013 at 14:47
oh my days, what awfull things to write...but your behind your keyboards so its ok....2 boys have died, no matter what they were doing or how it happened, hope their familys will be able to grieve without haters. RIP boys x

Reply Posted by Teresa on Friday May 31 2013 at 15:12
Some comments on here are awfull two young boys have lost their lives in a terrible. Way yes. Maybe there
Own doing. The family's left behind are the ones in pain now they dnt want to read all this at this time. Put yourselfs in the pic. If it was one of your kids. Cos no ones are innocent god bless them n their family's and I myself dnt agree to drink drug or speed. Driving but we can't help what our kids do no matter how many times we drill it into them

Reply Posted by jareth on Friday May 31 2013 at 16:18
R.I.P lads thoughts go out to ur families

Reply Posted by debbie on Friday May 31 2013 at 20:52
how dare you all talk like this about these lads.Go and stand in grimethorpe on Tuesday and Wednesday and tell there parents what you are saying on here.To the hancock and powells I send my love I know both familys very well god be with you all xxx

Reply Posted by x on Saturday June 1 2013 at 11:46
when are people ever going to get the message,if you dont have anything nice to say then dont say anything,there are two families grieving the loss of loved ones and shouldnt have to read such comments.none of ys know if we could be facing tragedy with our own kids some day

Reply Posted by . on Sunday June 2 2013 at 10:45
It sickens me to see how people can be so judgemental about 2 innocent life's, no matter what the consequences no one deserves to die! If the shoe was on the other foot and it was one of your family members or a friend you wouldn't be so quick to judge. No one else was involve so there's no reason to speculate the only people that deserve answers are the ones who are truly affected by the loss of Danny and josh not those who interfere. Our community has loss two precious life's who will be sadly missed by all, if all you have are foul comments then keep them to yourselves, you should be ashamed!

Reply Posted by stacey on Sunday June 2 2013 at 18:41
Yes everyone has their own opinion but keep em to Ur selfs wat if the families of josh n Danny see all this dont u think they wud be distraught enough with out seeing this ?

Reply Posted by chloe on Monday June 3 2013 at 08:52
at end of the day everyone makes mistakes some get away with it and some dont! josh and danny were loved by many people and known by many. have some respect for family and friends that are hurting right now!!! RIP danny and josh never forgotten xx

Reply Posted by Sharon Taylor on Monday June 3 2013 at 08:55
Well said Stacey. Condolences to the families and friends. Speaking ill of the dead is disrespectful (or so my grandma used to say) but maybe those old values have been thrown to the wolves since the advent of public forums where people can give their 'personal' opinions without any regard to the effect their comments are having.

Reply Posted by DAVE on Monday June 3 2013 at 09:18
If you drink and drive people get hurt if you drink and drive at high speed people die RIP lads thank god you didn't take innocents with you.

Reply Posted by angie on Monday June 3 2013 at 09:38
my thoughts are with the family sending healing to the family and friends who will be n lots of sadness may the angels in spirit take care of them both xxxx

Reply Posted by Amy on Monday June 3 2013 at 09:40
It was 3 in the morning, they were hardly going to hit a 'little old lady' or 'school kids' it has not been confirmed what speed they were doing but as stated earlier, how many people honestly stick to the speed limits? And you've all seen the 'hit me at 30 adverts' but how many of you r god dam hypocrites and still do 40!!! That is still speeding and putting lives at risk so stop been so dam heartless. Speeding or not 2 young men still died
Have some respect
RIP JOSH & DANNY

Reply Posted by Steve on Tuesday June 4 2013 at 13:27
I didn't know the lads, but my son and his friends did and the message about speed etc has really sunk in... But will it make a difference, we have all taken risks and done silly things when we were young men, unfortunately, sometimes circumstances catch us out.. as it did with these two young lads .. let's not play the blame game .. they didn't intend to loose control .. they just got it wrong .. and yes thankfully noone else was involved .. but they have paid the ultimate price .. so let the families and all the young people that knew them say farewell .. without anybody pointing any fingers .. we all make mistakes .. and we sometimes pay dearly for them..........
RIP lads from your mates Alex, John and Jack and me that didn't know you.

Reply Posted by snake69 on Monday August 5 2013 at 23:54
josh was a close family-friendly friend and danny was my cousin grow uo a little, josh wasn't diving danny was I'm sure danny didn't want anyone to get hurt why don't you all so a little respect, for josh family and family people we are all going though a lot

Reply Posted by Laura on Sunday September 8 2013 at 08:48
Josh and Danny were two of the most kind hearted thoughtful people you could have ever met. The things i have just seen on here are disgusting and you should be ashamed. We know what speed they were doing and it wasnt excessive actually and even if it would have been it still wouldnt matter to us. You people just think how you would feel if it was your son, grandson, brother etc !! Have some respect. It was an honour to have those boys play a big part in my life, Love you always angels xxxx

Reply Posted by JoshG89 on Thursday May 15 2014 at 13:06
RIP boys.. missed loads by everyone
hope your both keeping safe up there
lots of love x