Police name driver killed in Earl Shilton crash

A driver who died after a collision in Earl Shilton has been named by Police.

The collision occurred around 11pm on Saturday (17 November) and involved a green Rover Metro, which collided into a bollard in Wood Street.

The 32-year-old driver of the car, Mr Ronald James of Nuneaton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Earlier that evening, Mr James was out celebrating his anniversary, before the night ended in such horrific circumstances.

A Police spokesman said: “Around ten minutes before the incident, police were called to a car park in the street following a report of criminal damage to a green Rover Metro.”

When officers arrived, the Metro had already left the scene.

A short while later, the Metro returned to the area and collided with a street bollard resulting in the death of the driver.

Following enquiries, two men aged 19 and 32, have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and released pending further investigation.

DC Pete Davies said: “Our investigations into the collision are continuing and we are still keen to speak to anyone who saw the collision in Wood Street or saw the car prior to the incident happening.”

“If anyone was in the area of Wood Street or Leicester Road and saw the car between 10.50pm and 11pm please contact us. Information you have could help with our investigation.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Police on 101, quoting incident 699 of 17 November.