Funeral plans for crash man

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THE funeral arrangements for an engineering apprentice who died in a car crash have been confirmed.

Jay McCormick, of Pinetree Avenue, Washington, was injured in the collision in Ashdale, Mount Pleasant, near Penshaw, on Sunday, September 9.

The 19-year-old was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital, but died a short time later in the arms of his parents Henry and Deborah, both 39, with his sister Lauren, 22, and his friend Callum Smart also by his side.

A requiem mass for Jay will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace, in Penshaw, on Friday at 10am, followed by a burial at St George’s cemetery in Harraton.

The funeral of Jonathan Cruddas-Ginks, 23, who also died following the collision, will be held at Washington Parish Church at noon on Tuesday.

The call centre worker died on Friday in Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Both men, along with two others aged 25 and 34, were in a Suzuki Swift when it 
collided with three parked cars.