A husband who was having an affair died in a high-speed drink driving crash while taking his secret mistress home after a date.
Father-of-two Kadeel Newby, 23, lost control of his Toyota Yaris while driving at 101mph without wearing a seat belt in a manner which was compared to The Stig from Top Gear.
Moments later, the car ploughed into railings, catapulting Mr Newby and girlfriend Natasha Gregson out of the rear window.
Miss Gregson suffered serious injuries – including fracturing her skull – but survived.
Mr Newby, a mechanic,¬†died later in hospital from multiple injuries. Blood tests showed he was one and half times over the legal-drink driving limit.
The affair emerged when Miss Gregson regained consciousness.
This week, Mr Newby’s wife Korette, 26, was forced to listen to the details of her husband’s six day relationship with Miss Gregson at an inquest into his death in Bolton, Greater Manchester.
The couple – who were said to be ‘inseparable’ – had married in 2011 and had two children, aged six and three. They honeymooned in Greece and enjoyed family trips to Egypt and America.
But last year the Newbys from Mossley, Greater Manchester began arguing with each other. The inquest heard how, in October last year, he began a relationship with Miss Gregson, who lives in Bolton.
In a statement, Miss Gregson – who was not at the Bolton hearing at the request of Mrs Newby – said Mr Newby had told her he was no longer with his wife.
She said: ‘I had been seeing a lad called Kadeel Newby and he told me he was separated from his ex and had been for about five months and had two children. I don’t normally go for guys with children.
‘He always picked me up in his Toyota Yaris but he never wore his seatbelt, it was plugged in and he sat on it. I never drove, Kadeel always drove and it was just the two of us.’
She described his driving as ‘erratic’.
‘He drove like the Stig,’ she said. ‘At some points I wanted to tell him to stop. It was like the world was going to stop and he wanted to get there quick.’
The 2am tragedy occurred on Chorley New Road in Horwich on October 12 after Mr Newby had earlier picked up Miss Gregson to take her out for the evening in Manchester.
Her statement added: ‘Kadeel picked me up at about 8:30pm, I can’t remember what I was wearing at the time. I don’t remember much after this other than I know we went into Manchester.
‘I’d thrown my mobile phone into the car, shut my eyes and went to sleep. That was the first time I ever shut my eyes when I was with Kadeel. The next thing I remember I was in hospital. I suffered fractures to my head, two broken wrists and a laceration to my liver.
‘I have been told about the accident but I don’t remember it at all. I was told that he was married but I didn’t know that.’
Mrs Newby, a pharmacy technician, told the inquest she and her husband were ‘inseparable’.
‘We were young when we got together and married in 2011 after the birth of our son in 2010. We had our honeymoon in Greece which started Kadeel’s love of travelling. We would talk about moving abroad,’ she said.
‘Kadeel was so close to our children, they had a special relationship. He would do thoughtful things like buy me a gift or write me a letter and leave it under my pillow.
‘We had been bickering before Kadeel’s death which was rare. He only met Natasha six days before the crash. I was told she was obsessed with him. When I contacted her she blocked me.
‘Kadeel was coming home on the night of the crash as we arranged. I still can’t believe he’s gone and don’t know how I will ever get over this. We were each other’s world, inseparable really.’
She added that her children were asking questions ‘that no child should ever have to ask’.
‘The last week of Kadeel’s life was in no way typical of Kadeel’s behaviour of our relationship. I don’t want anyone to judge his 24 years of life based on that,’ she said.
Tests showed Mr Newby had 113 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80mg.
PC David Poole, from Greater Manchester Police said: ‘The speed limit on the road is 30mph but there’s an area where there’s a bridge and when you are on the bridge there’s a slight kink to the right. In the lead up to the collision, the average speed was 101mph.
‘As the vehicle got to the apex of the bridge this would have caused the suspension to get very light if not causing the vehicle to leave the ground.
‘The driver would have to put significant steering when it reached the ground otherwise it would start to rotate. The marking show that it continued to rotate and collided into railings. ‘This was a very severe collision.
‘I believe the passenger was wearing a seatbelt but I believe the driver was not. But sometimes even wearing a seatbelt is not sufficient enough.
‘The driver’s seatbelt was fastened into its clasp and locked but there was evidence to show that it was sat on. There was no evidence of emergency braking.’
Passing a conclusion of road traffic collision, Coroner Alan Walsh said the crash had had a ‘dramatic and devastating effect’ on the family.
‘Kadeel was 23 years of age, he was a young man with a devoted wife and two young children – someone who had his life in front of him,’ he said.
‘This has had such a dramatic and devastating effect on Korrette, and the family.
‘It’s important I identify the fact seatbelts are there to be worn to increase the safety of both drivers and passengers – whatever the speed and if they are not worn correctly, particularly in high speed collisions, they have these devastating consequences.
‘This was a high speed collision with the devastating and tragic loss of life. It may be of some small consolation that the injuries would have caused immediate loss of consciousness.
‘There would have been no suffering from the time of the collision because it was so severe it caused those unsurviveable injuries.
‘It’s important I mention Natasha Gregson just to the extent that she did suffer very serious injuries, both physical and psychological.
‘My final comments are to the family who obviously have been close to Kadeel for all his life. My greatest thoughts are to Kadeel’s children. Two boys who adored their father who no longer have their father and that’s the greatest cost.
‘I know you’re badly affected, Korrette, but you have two children who were only just getting to know their father.’
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