Dylan Crossey's mum launches new campaign for inquest

Dylan Crossey and his mum Tracey Milligan
Dylan Crossey and his mum Tracey Milligan
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The mum of a young footballer killed in a crash says she wants more answers about what happened to her son.

Tracey Milligan fears there may not be in inquest into Dylan Crossey’s death so she is launching a campaign in the hope for one.

“We just want some kind of justice for Dylan,” said Tracey. “We have a community that is traumatised. We need this inquest.”

Dylan, 15, from Penwortham, had been cycling with a friend along Wham Lane in Whitestake, near Preston, when a car struck him. He suffered severe head and neck injuries and died the following day.

An inquest was opened but suspended to allow the trial of David Harwood, 42, of The Close, New Longton, to take place.

Mr Harwood was later formally found not guilty of causing Dylan’s death by dangerous or careless driving.

Lancashire’s senior coroner Dr James Adeley has previously told the Post that he is waiting to hear about findings of fact from the trial judge to allow him to make a decision on whether or not an inquest is necessary.

In the meantime, fearing that there will not be an inquest Tracey is asking teenagers to write to the chief constable of Lancashire Constabulary explaining how the verdict of the case left them feeling and send a copy to the Justice For Dylan Facebook group.

A walk to deliver the letters will take place after the summer.