Newly-wed Couple Died During Honeymoon Leaving Their 5-month-old Son An Orphan

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Killed instantly: Jonathan and Emma Gray, both 25, died on their honeymoon in the Maldives after accepting a lift home on a quadbike that crashed into a tree, leaving their five-month-old son Jake (pictured) an orphan

A five-month-old boy was orphaned when his parents were killed in a high speed quadbike crash on their honeymoon in the Maldives, an inquest has heard.  Jonathan and Emma Gray, both 25, were travelling on the back of the bike when it hit a tree while they were on their way home from a private party on the Kuredu Island Resort in August 2011.

The host of the party, Filip Petre, had offered to drive the Grays and two other couples back to their villas at the end of the night, the inquest was told.The other couples declined but Mr and Mrs Gray, both of Halifax, West Yorkshire, accepted.The inquest heard the couple rode on the back of Petre’s bike at high speed before it crashed into a tree as the rider tried to negotiate a bend.Petre escaped with minor injuries but Mr and Mrs Gray were killed instantly.

Tragic: The couple had gone to a private party on the Kuredu Island Resort in August 2011. When the quadbike crashed the pair were killed instantly but their bodies were not found until hours later because the rider fled
Sad: At the end of the night, the host of the party, Filip Petre, offered to drive the Grays  back to their villa on a quadbike. When it crashed Petre escaped with minor injuries but the couple died. Their joint funeral is picturedPetre was charged with 'disobedience to order', which carried the death penalty as a maximum sentence in the Maldives. He was acquitted but later fled the country when the prosecution tried to appeal for his convictionCoroner Oliver Longstaff, at Halifax Coroners Court, today recorded a verdict of death by road traffic collision at an inquest into the deaths of Mr and Mrs Gray (pictured on their wedding day with five-month-old son Jake)Mrs Gray was described as a loving wife and mother to her five-month-old son, JakeThe couple first met as children when living next door to each other, but lost touch before bumping into one another in 2005

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