POPULAR Winsford teenager Joshua Rosenberg, who died in a car crash on the A57 Snake Pass last year, was killed by a driver going 80mph on the wrong side on the road, an inquest has revealed.

Joshua, 18, who was involved in the crash in May 2016, which also killed another driver, Ehtisham Hanif, 29, from Sheffield.

The inquest into their deaths was held at Chesterfield Coroner’s Court, and revealed the Sheffield man was driving his BMW on the wrong side of the road at the time of the crash.

The married father of two tried to overtake four cars on the brow of a hill at high speed before the fatal impact.

He crashed head on into a Honda carrying Joshua - an apprentice mechanic described by his family as an ‘amazing only son, brother and friend’.

He had been in Sheffield to buy a car and was driving home. His friend Jacob survived the smash.

Shopkeeper Mr Hanif died later in the Northern General Hospital. His two passengers survived but were badly injured.

Witness James Tomlinson said: “I went over the Honda and I heard somebody say ‘get me out, get me out’. It was the passenger and he managed to climb out.

“I looked over and I saw Josh and he wasn’t moving. I shook him and got no response. I took his pulse but there was no response.”

Assistant Derbyshire coroner Kathryn Hayes recorded narrative verdicts stating both men died after Mr Hanif’s car crossed the carriageway causing a collision.

A statement from the Rosenberg family read: “As a family, we are devastated for our great loss of our amazing and only son, brother and best friend, Joshua Rosenberg.

“The consequences of Ehtisham Hanif’s reckless behaviour has destroyed our family and has left a hole that will never be filled. Joshua had his whole life ahead of him. He was a young talented guy with a bright future, which will now never come to fruition.

“We were really hoping today for us to gain closure. However, the non-attendance of any member of Mr Hanif’s family have shown total disrespect to the coroner, the court and most of all, our family.”