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Mystery surrounds tragic death

coroners verdictAN INQUEST into the death of a teenage mother on Boxing Day has recorded a verdict of misadventure. 

Josephine Kelley, aged 19, of Newcastle Emlyn, was driving her VW Polo on the A484 on Boxing Day when she hit a wall, but the cause of the crash is unknown. There was no evidence that Kelley was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. She died three days later and her daughter sustained serious injuries. It was thought that her daughter was slipping out of her restraint which may have distracted Josie. Josie had been suffering from headaches and a post mortem found it was probable that the crash had ruptured an “underlying cerebral weakness”. The coroner for Ceredigion, Peter Brunton, described the death as “tragic”.

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