By Samantha Day • 26 February 2020 • 9:21
A British couple killed in a crash on a Greek island were attempting a U-turn when their buggy plunged more than 650ft off a cliff, an inquest heard.
Teachers Milly and Toby Savill, both 25, died when they fell into a ravine on Santorini’s Profitis Ilias mountain in the hired buggy.
The young couple, from Vauxhall, south London, were on holiday when the tragedy took place.
At their inquest, Milly’s father Steve Coulson said it was a comfort to know their ‘last minutes were spent having fun’.
Coroner Shanta Deonarine concluded the pair died from multiple injuries and recorded the deaths as the result of a road accident, the BBC reports.
It is not known who was driving at the time of the crash on April 14, 2019, she told Southwark Coroner’s Court.
A witness had told Greek police the couple had attempted to turn the buggy round before falling off the edge, the court heard.
Rescue teams recovered their bodies and the buggy from the foot of the cliff and the couple were officially declared dead at Fira General Hospital.
In a statement read out at the inquest, Milly’s father said the couple’s families did not want to know who was driving as they did not want to attribute any blame.
Mr Coulson, a vicar at St Mark’s church in Kennington, south London, said: ‘We’re not interested in how they died, we’re just interested in how they lived.
‘An iPad of theirs that was recovered had 72 photos which were taken a couple of hours before the accident.
‘It’s a comfort to know they were having a good time on holiday. They were just two people having fun – just as they lived for 25 years.
‘Their last minutes were spent having fun.’
Toby taught history at Ark Evelyn Grace Academy and joined the Brixton-based school in September 2018 as a newly qualified teacher.
Milly was also a teacher and taught at St Anne’s Catholic primary school in Vauxhall. Following her death she was described by head teacher Catherine Davis as a ‘much-loved member of staff’.
Profitis Elias mountain reaches 1,853ft above sea level at its peak and is the highest point on Santorini, an island in the Aegean Sea popular with British holidaymakers.
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