Man charged with causing death by dangerous driving after fatal collision in Derby

Keely Birks Credit: Gofundme, fundraising page

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a 17-year-old pedestrian was killed in Derby on Saturday evening.

27-year-old Peter Petrie has also been charged with driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.

Hundreds of people attended a vigil for 17-year-old Keely Birks who died after being hit by a Vauxhall Astra at around 8pm on Harvey Road, in Allenton on Saturday November 20.

Ms Birks was crossing the road with her friend when she was struck.

Harvey Road. Credit: BPM

A police statement released at the time said: "A teenage girl who died in a collision in Harvey Road last night has been named as Keely Birks."The 17-year-old was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Astra at about 8pm and sadly died a short time later."Her family and friends are being given specialist support by our officers.

Tributes payed for Keely Birks in Derby Credit: BPM

Detectives from the force’s specialist collision investigation unit are wanting to hear from any witnesses who may be able to assist them – in particular, any drivers with dashcam footage that may hold vital evidence.