TWO teenage drivers are this week on trial for a crash which caused the deaths of their former Christleton High School classmates Dominic Arnold and Tristan Cook.
Michael James Wood, 18, of Woodlands Drive, Chester, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
Matthew George Ferguson, of Little Heath Road, Christleton, also 18, has been charged with dangerous driving.
The pair have denied the charges and their trial at Chester Crown Court, which began on Monday, is expected to last until Friday.
The pair had been driving towards Chester in separate cars, one behind the other, on the A41 near Broxton at midnight on December 10 last year when Wood’s grey VW Polo overturned.
Back seat passengers Tristan and Dominic, both 16, died on impact.
Two other occupants of the car received hospital treatment but the fifth youth in the vehicle was unhurt.
Ferguson’s blue VW Golf stopped at the scene but was undamaged and its three occupants were uninjured.
Ferguson and Wood are both former pupils at Christleton High School, where Dominic and Tristan were studying A-levels.
In the wake of the crash teenagers across Chester created moving tributes to Dominic, of Boughton, and Tristan, whose parents live in Waverton and Littleton.