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Dylan Crossey Biography
Who was Dylan Crossey ?
Dylan Crossey suffered fatal injuries and died after being struck from his bicycle by a BMW in Whitestake, Lancashire, on October 7, 2016.
David Harwood of Longton was charged with causing death by reckless or dangerous driving, but in 2018 the trial collapsed and Harwood left court after being found not guilty.
How old was Dylan Crossey ?
He was 15 year old.
A driver who struck and killed a teenage bicyclist and then fled for a date could face a charge of gross negligence manslaughter after a coroner stopped the investigation.
Dylan’s mother, Tracey Milligan, has continued to fight for justice for her son.
In July, Area Coroner James Adely agreed to a jury investigation. He also ordered a reconstruction of the collision.
During the investigation at County Hall, Preston, the jury heard how Harwood did not appear to have slowed down when he encountered Dylan and his friend cycling on the road.
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He continued his trip to Buckshaw Village to meet a woman from a dating app and claimed that he did not notice any damage to her car until the next morning.
Harwood apologized to Dylan’s family from the witness stand and said, ‘I’m really, really sorry.
But the area coroner, Dr. James Adeley, stopped the investigation and referred the case to the Director of the Public Prosecutor’s Office.
He asked for a new felony manslaughter charge to be considered after new evidence emerged during the course of the week-long investigation.
Lancashire Police will conduct further investigations before the Crown Prosecution decides on the charges.
Following the decision, Dylan’s family members hugged as they received the news.
Tracey said: ‘We are happy, let’s return this to CPS for a proper investigation into the involuntary manslaughter.
This week has been terrible. It has been heartbreaking.
“All I’ve ever wanted is justice for Dylan.
‘We have to think ahead now, to get the correct answers and the correct result for an innocent 15-year-old boy who was murdered and abandoned …’
Dylan was described as a talented and proud footballer, who represented his home team nearly 100 times.
Dylan Crossley Quick and Facts
- Dylan Crossley was knocked off his bike by a BMW in Lancashire in 2016
- David Harwood was charged but a trial collapsed and he walked free from court
- An inquest into Dylan’s death found new evidence and referred it back to DPP