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Police issue further appeal for witnesses after Pentagon Island fatal crash

Police are issuing a further appeal to trace drivers who were using the Pentagon Island in Derby around the time of a recent fatal collision.

Grant Sturgess (31) died at the scene of the collision on the Pentagon Island, near to the entrance to Derbyshire County Cricket Club at around 8pm on Sunday 12 November.

Officers are still looking to trace anyone who passed by in the moments before the collision, and may have noticed Mr Sturgess.

In particular, we would like to speak to the driver of a dark coloured car, believed to be a 1 series BMW, which we think was travelling just in front of the car suspected to have been involved in the collision.

The car had travelled from the direction of the A52/St Alkmonds Way.

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At this time we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the collision and a man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a collision, failing to report a collision and causing death while driving unlicenced.

A 30-year-old man from Derby appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 18 November, and was remanded to appear at Derby Crown Court in January.

If you have any information or dashcam from the moments before the crash, please contact Derbyshire Police on 101 with reference 23*701682.

•  Unlicensed driver charged after man dies in Pentagon Island collision


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