Driver of car which crashed and killed Charlie Gunner, 18, still not found

PUBLISHED: 12:13 07 September 2012 | UPDATED: 10:25 11 September 2012

A banner with tributes to Charlie Gunner

A banner with tributes to Charlie Gunner


Police are still looking for the driver of a car which crashed and killed a Dagenham teenager.

Charlie Gunner, 18, died after the Black Audi A3 he was travelling in hit a lamp post and a building in St Mark’s Place, Dagenham at 2.10pm on August 27.

A sixteen-year-old boy, also in the car, was taken to hospital and is in critical condition.

Both teenagers had been sitting in the back seat of the car. The male driver fled the scene before officers arrived and police are still trying to trace him.

No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the crash and no-one inside the property that was struck by the car was hurt.

Charlie was taken to hospital after the accident but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

A post-mortem examination took place at Queen’s Hospital in Romford and an inquest was opened and adjourned at Walthamstow Coroners Court on Tuesday.

Tributes have been paid to the young man on Facebook. Charlie Cross wrote: “R.I.P cousin Charlie never forget you miss you x,” and Lee Romeo Gavi said: “R.I.P Charlie gone but never forgotten missed much mate x.”

Flowers and a big banner covered with heartfelt comments have been left at the scene of the accident.

Anybody with information that could help the police investigation should call the road death investigation unit based at Chadwell Heath Traffic Garage on 020 8597 4874 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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