Police Hunt For Death Crash Driver

Driver Search


The funeral is taking place of a young mother killed in a car crash almost two weeks ago as police continue the search for the driver.

Kelly Bannister, 22, died after the Volkswagen Golf in which she was a passenger hit two trees on the outskirts of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, on Friday August 29.

A 30-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman who were also passengers in the car remain seriously ill in hospital.

The driver and a third passenger fled the scene as soon as the accident happened and police have carried out searches of a number of properties in Sheffield but with no success. They are also trying to trace the other passenger as he is a crucial witness.

Three other people have been arrested and release on bail, police added.

Inspector Pete Serhatlic told The Star newspaper: "The people in the community where the driver is from know who he is and I believe some of them know where he is. The families of the three victims deserve to know what happened."

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Nicola Meese from law firm Irwin Mitchell said: "Our sympathy goes out to the family of Ms Bannister following this tragic incident.

"Claims involving untraced drivers can be made to the Motor Insurers' Bureau ("MIB") who will then carry out their own investigations. This can be a lengthy procedure and the delay can make the whole process even more distressing for the bereaved family who must be distraught following their loss."