Police investigations into the tragic death of a Sheffield teenager are treating the incident as a ‘failure to stop’.
Officers are now appealing for a driver of a ‘silver of grey coloured BMW’ that could hold vital information into the death of 19-year-old Brad Byrne of Westland Grove, Westfield.
Police investigating the circumstances leading to the collision now believe that a BMW was involved and has subsequently left the scene on the A57 in Beighton around 11.30am on August 7.
Inspector Steve Askham, from South Yorkshire Police’s Serious Collisions Unit, said: “This investigation is now being treated as a fail to stop collision and we need to identify and trace that missing vehicle, which we believe is a BMW.
“After speaking to a number of witnesses, we now believe a silver or grey coloured BMW, possibly a 3 or 5 series model, left the scene following the collision.
“The BMW is thought to have been travelling towards Rotherham, like the Seat Bradley was driving, when the collision occurred.
“I would urge that driver, who I believe will have witnessed the incident, to come forward and tell us what happened.”
The incident was reported to police when the black Seat Leon Brad was driving in the direction of Rotherham on the A57 collided with white Renault van travelling in the opposite direction.
Both vehicles collided around 800 metres before the junction with Rotherham Road killing Bradley and seriously injuring girlfriend Gemma Evison also 19 and the 41-year-old male van driver.
Inspector Askham added: “This collision left a local man dead and two other people seriously injured and I want to provide Bradley’s family with the answers they deserve in terms of what took place on the A57 last Friday.
“For that reason it’s absolutely vital that we trace everyone who had any possible link to the collision.
“I would also ask anyone who was driving in the area close to where the A57 meets Rotherham Road last Friday around 11.15am and may have seen this BMW in the area around the time before or after the collision to contact us,”
Witnesses to the collision should call 101 quoting incident number 371 of 7 August 2015.