Four charged after ‘stolen’ vehicle crashed into house after ‘fatal collision’
Four men have been charged in connection with an incident in which an allegedly stolen lorry fatally collided with a woman before smashing into the side of a house.
Jacqueline Wileman, 58, died in a collision with the HGV, which was being followed by police, just before it hit the house in Brierley, near Barnsley, on Friday afternoon.
In a statement, South Yorkshire Police revealed that four men, all from Barnsley, will appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with offences in relation to the incident.
David Mellor, 48, and 53-year-old Alan Mawhinney both faces charges of aggravated vehicle taking and failure to provide a sample, whilst Karn Hill, 23, and Wayne Carroll, 29, both face a single charge each of aggravated vehicle taking.
South Yorkshire Police added that a mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
The force said: “A HGV, previously reported as stolen, was travelling along Common Lane, towards Grimethorpe, when an officer in a marked patrol car, travelling in the opposite direction, turned round to follow the vehicle.
“The HGV, while on Common Road, was then involved in a collision with a pedestrian, 58-year-old Jacqueline Wileman, and two parked cars.
“The HGV then travelled on to Park View where it collided with the front of a house on the road, coming to a stop.”
Chief Superintendent Scott Green added: “I fully realise the impact this incident has had on our local community and I’d like to thank them for their support and patience, as officers continue with their inquiries.
“The investigation is still very much ongoing and, as such, I’d ask that people be mindful of comments they make on social media, so that the case can progress through the courts, and to prevent further distress to Mrs Wileman’s family.