Christmas Day death crash driver sought
1:37pm Friday 11th January 2013 in News
POLICE are seeking the driver of a car involved in a fatal crash on Christmas Day.
Iraqi Rebaz Hussain, 27, was taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath with abdominal injuries and later discharged, but investigating officers have been unable to find him since.
One of his passengers died following the crash in Melksham.
Sgt Barrie Card said: “He is known to have lived at a number of addresses in Chippenham and Melksham over the past couple of years and to have worked at a fast food outlet in Melksham as well as hand car washes in both towns.
“We have visited all the known addresses and locations but friends and colleagues say he has not been seen since Christmas Day.
“We are now appealing for anyone who knows of his whereabouts, or who may be in contact with him, to get in touch with us.
“We would also appeal to Mr Hussain to make contact with us at the earliest opportunity.”
He urged anyone who saw the blue Audi A6, with the number plate FV02 UGU and its five occupants in Chippenham town centre around 3am on Christmas Day or enroute to Melksham to come forward.
The car collided with a wall at the junction of Old Broughton Road and Bath Road at 3.33am. One man, Lithuanian Nerijus Partikas, 30, died of his injuries.
Another passenger, 23, is stable in Frenchay Hospital with internal injuries. Two others were treated at the RUH and later released.