BMW driver who fled scene of crash that left his front seat passenger dead turns himself into Cambridgeshire police 24 hours later

Crash scene at Branch Bank, Littleport,

Crash scene at Branch Bank, Littleport, - Credit: Archant

A BMW driver who fled the scene of a collision – leaving his front seat passenger dead- turned himself into police last night.

Crash scene at Branch Bank, Littleport,

Crash scene at Branch Bank, Littleport, - Credit: Archant

The 43 year-old motorist walked into Parkside Police Station, Cambridge, 24 hours after the fatal crash at Branch Bank, Littleport.

The man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at an accident. He was released on bail to return to Parkside Police Station on August 23.

The incident, which involved a blue Ford Focus and a red BMW 325i, happened at around 9.45pm.

Sergeant Mark Dollard from the road policing unit said after an appeal went out to trace the driver that they feared he, too, was injured “and our primary concern is for his welfare”.

The front seat passenger who was killed in the collision has been formally identified as Jahmel Rashane Grant, 20, of Grove Road, Kent.

Another man, the back seat passenger of the BMW, received serious but not life threatening injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

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The driver of the Ford and her daughters, aged eight and one, received minor injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the road policing unit on 101, quoting incident 560 of June 1.

A friend of Mr Grant’s posted on Facebook today: “It’s hurting me to even type this.

“I don’t want to believe this. I’m just hoping someone will tell me this is a joke. “You’ve had such a positive impact on my life, always able to make me laugh and smile.

“I love you so so so much and miss you already. It’s true the good die young but this is honestly not fair. Rest in perfect peace handsome.”

Many residents believe Branch Bank has become an accident black spot and one of the worst in the county.