Mum of teenager who died in a collision says she will not stop looking for answers

Posted on - 24th April, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Penwortham, Preston News, Transport
Tracey Milligan and Dylan Crossey

The mum of a teenager who died when he was knocked off his bike in Preston says she has been left with more questions than answers after the inquest into his death was adjourned.


Dylan Crossey, 15, suffered catastrophic injures when he was struck by a BMW in Chain House Lane, Whitestake, on October 7 2016.

The driver, David Harwood, 43, from New Longton, was charged with causing Dylan’s death by dangerous driving but in March 2018 the trial collapsed when the judge ruled there was insufficient evidence to proceed.

Now an inquest into his death has been adjourned after the coroner ordered Lancashire Police to hand over reports from an external investigation into the investigation into Dylan’s death.

Read more: Minute’s applause at PNE for victim of fatal collision in Whitestake

Dylan’s mum Tracey Milligan, who lives in Buckshaw Village, said: “Nothing adds up. I need answers. 

“We have asked to see reports, but we are hitting brick walls everywhere we go. 

“I have so many questions about it all. 

“Dylan was my life. He was my boy. I am the victim. David Harwood can move on, he can live his life. My life revolves around going to the cemetery, five, six times a week.

“I still don’t have a date for his inquest. 18 months after he died I have no death certificate.

“My sentence is for life.”

Tracey Milligan and Dylan Crossey

Dylan was a pupil at All Hallows Catholic High School in Penwortham and had dreams of becoming a professional footballer. He had trials with PNE, Manchester City and Everton and played for St Teresa’s FC and Longridge Town.

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