October 28th, 2016

Memorial planned for Leamington death crash trio

Memorial planned for Leamington death crash trio Memorial planned for Leamington death crash trio
Emily Jennings, Nathan Rhodes and Ryan Case were killed in the crash on June 20. (s)
Updated: 8:35 am, Aug 08, 2015

PLANS are underway to create a lasting memorial for the three young people killed in a horrific car crash in Leamington,

Friends and family of Emily Jennings, Nathan Rhodes and Ryan Case are holding a fund-raising fun day on Sunday August 30.

Emily, 27, from Warwick, Nathan, 23, from Southam, and Ryan, 25, from Stockton all died at the scene of the crash on Radford Road, near to the junctions of Willes Road and Eastnor Grove, in the early hours of Saturday June 20.

The deaths shocked the community and the crash site was flooded with floral tributes to the popular trio.

The fun day at the football pitches on Newbold Comyn will run from 1pm and everyone is welcome to attend. There will be a rounders tournament, open air disco, bouncy castle, face painting and a barbecue.

Those wishing to play in the rounders tournament are asked to enter a team of ten people at a cost of £5 per head.

The winning team will receive a trophy and photo certificate marking their participation.

A 21-year-old man, who was also travelling in the car, was left with serious injuries and had to be taken to University Hospital in Coventry following the crash.

A 20-year-old man was arrested immediately afterwards on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence of alcohol. He was originally bailed until July 31 but this week police confirmed he had been re-bailed until September 8.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/792437730854985/ for further information about the fun day.

There will also be an music night at the Assembly in Leamington in the evening, from 7pm.

Tickets are £6 on the door.

* A FOOTBALL match in honour of Nathan Rhodes is being held on Friday August 14.

Kicking off at 6.30pm, Stockton’s 2014 cup winning squad and Bishops Itchinton’s 2015 league winning squad will face each other at Stockton Football Club’s ground.

There will also be a raffle with prizes including a family ticket to a Leamington FC home game and England and West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster’s signed gloves.

All money raised will be donated to StreetLeague and Lighthouse Club – chosen by Nathan’s family.