Man charged with manslaughter after road death of 21-year-old

12 Oct 2014 @ 8.12 pm
| Crime

Haxby Road, where the incident took place. Photograph: Google Streetview
Detectives in York have charged a man with manslaughter following the death of Sam Wilson, 21, who was hit by a taxi on Haxby Road.

The 20-year-old man was charged on Sunday night (October 12) and is due to appear at York Magistrates’ Court on Monday (October 13).

The appearance relates to an incident which took place at around 1.50am on Saturday (October 11), when Mr Wilson, from Haxby, was hit by the taxi.

It is believed he had been involved in a violent incident a short time before being struck by the car.

Detectives still need to trace two men who were at the scene of the incident and they are strongly advised to hand themselves in to the police.

Detective Inspector Andrea Kell, of York CID, said: “I still need to speak to the two men who were at the scene of the incident. I urge anyone who can help us to trace them to contact the police straight away.”

The 16-year-old girl and 20-year-old woman, who were assisting the police, have now been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.

Anyone who can assist with this investigation should contact York CID on 101, select option 2 and ask for the department by name. Alternatively, information can be emailed to [email protected].

For those who would prefer to provide information anonymously, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111.

Please quote police reference number 12140175183.