Three men who died in Staples Corner car crash named

Three men in their early 20s who died following a fatal car crash near the Brent Cross shopping centre in northwest London have been named by police.

Mohamad Zeidani, 21, Mohammed Ghazzi, 21, and Sohail Zulfiqar, 20, died when their Mercedes CLK convertible crashed through a car park fence and down an embankment, before hitting a footbridge at the Staples Corner retail park in Barnet late on Sunday night, the Metropolitan Police have said.

They were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other passengers involved who were taken to hospital are in a non-life threatening condition, the force said.

One was in a critical condition at the time, while the other sustained non-life-threatening injuries following the incident, at around 11.30pm.

Officers from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are continuing to investigate what happened but have ruled out racing, high speed laps or stunts.

Investigators are working to trace possible witnesses who were in the car park at the time.

Specially trained officers are supporting the families of those involved.

Detective Sergeant Paul Jackson, leading the investigation, said: “Our thoughts remain with the families of Mohamad, Mohammed and Sohail as they come to terms with the loss of their loved ones.

“We will continue to support them in whatever way we can.

“We are aware of commentary circulating on social media and by the media speculating on the manner of driving before the collision.

“Whilst we have a number of active lines of enquiry and are keeping an open mind, evidence gathered so far suggests that the vehicle involved was not racing or performing high speed laps or stunts as has been reported.”

Met officers attended along with London Fire Brigade (LFB), London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

Police don’t believe any other vehicle was involved.

The car collided with a pedestrian overbridge and crashed near the roundabout at Staples Corner West, according to LFB.

No one has been arrested.

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