Search for stolen car driver who fled in wake of fatal Leeds crash UPDATED

The scene of the fatal crash on North Park Avenue, Roundhay
The scene of the fatal crash on North Park Avenue, Roundhay
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Police were yesterday still looking for the driver of a stolen car that crashed into a tree in Leeds, killing a passenger.

The man fled the scene as Luke Goodyear lay dying following the collision on North Park Avenue in Roundhay on Saturday afternoon.

Mr Goodyear, 23, suffered fatal injuries when the car lost control and came off the road before hitting the tree at about 3.45pm.

The silver Toyota Aygo he was travelling in, which has the registration CA06 RKJ, had been stolen in a robbery in Harehills on August 11.

It is thought the driver ran off after witnesses went to assist.

Two men, aged 23 and 24, were initially arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving but have since been released without charge.

A 17-year-old youth and a 56-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender have now been bailed pending further enquiries.

Det Chief Insp Jim Dunkerley, of West Yorkshire Police protective services, said: “Our investigation into the incident is ongoing and we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision itself or the circumstances leading up to it or who saw the driver leaving the scene.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who has any information about where the Toyota Aygo has been since it was stolen.”

Anyone with information should contact the major collision enquiry team on 01924 293047 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.


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