Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

How Dad Died in Car Crash Is Still a Mystery

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

How Dad Died in Car Crash Is Still a Mystery

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Byline: By Owen McAteer

A family may never know what caused a 37-year-old father-of-one to swerve off the road and hit a lamp-post.

Police officers investigating the death of married dairy IT manager Sean Wilde told an inquest in Durham City they could find no cause for the accident.

Mr Wilde of the Grange, Tanfield Lea, Stanley, died on October 26 last year when his two-seater Westfield V-8 sports car, which he had spent two years renovating, hit the lamp-post on the A692 at Dipton, County Durham.

There were no witnesses to the accident at 9.15am, which happened as Mr Wilde drove to a Westfield Car Club meeting near Hexham.

On the day of the accident, Mr Wilde's wife Gillian, a school assistant, and his nine-year-old daughter, Amy, were in Blackpool to see the illuminations.

PC Malcolm Thomas, of Durham Police's accident investigation unit, said: "The vehicle was in an excellent condition and it was obvious it had been well looked after and there were no mechanical defects. …

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