Man is charged over fatal crash

A MAN has been charged in connection with a fatal crash in Hankham earlier this year.

Twenty-one-year-old Bobby Harrison, of Chyngton Close, Eastbourne, has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking resulting in death, causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving.

The charges relate to the crash at 3am on January 3 when 28-year-old Aron Taylor, a passenger in the car, was thrown from the vehicle during the collision and found in undergrowth near the side of the road. Mr Taylor, of Jevington Gardens, was a father of three who had moved from London to Eastbourne nine years ago. Harrison has been bailed to appear at Eastbourne Magistrates’ Court on May 5.

A 17-year-old girl from Eastbourne, who was also a passenger in the silver Vauxhall Astra, was taken to hospital with an injured leg. The other passenger, an 18-year-old woman from Eastbourne, was arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent but was later released without charge.

Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting Operation Downham.