St Leonards man’s death by dangerous driving charge

Harley Simpson
Harley Simpson

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Richard Stemler, 69, a sales representative of Wishing Tree Road, St Leonards, faces the one charge and will appear in court later this month.

Pedestrian Harley Simpson, 11, of Bulverhythe Road, St Leonards, died in hospital on November 4 last year after being involved in a collision with a silver Renault Espace on October 22.

Mr Stemler was bailed to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on May 25.

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