MARCH: 20 year old in court today accused of causing the death of Alex Chilvers by dangerous driving

PUBLISHED: 11:37 19 November 2008 | UPDATED: 08:43 02 June 2010

david goakes

david goakes

A 20 YEAR old March man appeared in court today charged with causing the death of another young man from the town by dangerous driving. David William Goakes also faces a second charge of failing to report the accident to police within 24 hours. Goakes, o

A 20 YEAR old March man appeared in court today charged with causing the death of another young man from the town by dangerous driving.

David William Goakes also faces a second charge of failing to report the accident to police within 24 hours.

Goakes, of The White House, Grange Road, appeared before Fenland magistrates at Wisbech.

Dressed in a black anorak and jeans, he spoke only to confirm his identity before being sent to Cambridge Crown Court where he is due to appear on Monday for a preliminary hearing. He was accompanied by his solicitor Christina Metcalfe.

Goakes is accused of being the driver of a green Landrover 90 which was involved in an accident in Broad Street, March, on June 22 in which Alex Chilvers, also 20, died.

A second charge alleges that Goakes failed to report the accident to a police station or constable "as soon as was reasonably practicable and in any case within 24 hours."

Alex died in the early hours in Peterborough District Hospital from injuries sustained in the accident.

Family and friends continue to place tributes to Alex, known by most of his friends by his nickname 'Chilli', outside of the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society in Broad Street where the accident happened.

At the time of his death he had been on a night out with friends having taken some time out from his new job in Cambridge.

Police sealed off Broad Street following the accident while scenes of crimes officers conducted their investigation.


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