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Man who died in crash near Norfolk Showground named

PUBLISHED: 14:02 03 December 2019 | UPDATED: 15:33 03 December 2019

Two people died in a crash involving a car and two pedestrians at Dereham Road near Easton. Pic: Dan Grimmer.

Two people died in a crash involving a car and two pedestrians at Dereham Road near Easton. Pic: Dan Grimmer.

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A man who died in a crash near Norfolk Showground has been named.

Benjamin Gardiner, 37, was the driver of a blue Subaru Legacy which crashed into two pedestrians.

It happened at about 5pm on Friday, November 22 on the A1074 Dereham Road.

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An inquest was opened at Norfolk coroner's court in Norwich on Tuesday, December 3. It heard that Mr Gardiner, who was born in Norwich, died from multiple injuries due to a road traffic collision.

The student, of Blackhorse Close, Scarning, near Dereham, died at the scene. The inquest was adjourned by senior coroner Jacqueline Lake to May 6 next year.

As reported, one of the pedestrians, Viorel Petroi, 48, was also pronounced dead at the scene.

The second pedestrian, Daniella Radi, who is in her 50s, sustained life-changing injuries and was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.


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