Police are now in a position to release the name of the man who died after a road traffic collision on the Isle of Wight on Sunday, September 12, 2010.
Henry Martin Minns, aged 19, of Penryn, Cornwall, was formally identified by next-of-kin who travelled to the island.
He was involved in a collision with a silver Ford Focus, which was being driven along Mersley Down Road from Newport towards Ryde.
The 19-year-old received medical attention at the collision scene, and was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Newport where he was pronounced dead.
A post mortem examination showed he died of multiple injuries. The inquest was opened and adjourned today (Wednesday 15th September) at Newport Coroner’s Court, Quay Street, Isle of Wight at 12pm.
A 33-year-old man from Worthing was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and a second man, thought to have been a passenger in the Focus, was also arrested. Both men have been bailed pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information about the circumstances surrounding this collision is asked to contact the Road Death Investigation Team by phoning 101 or 0845 045 45 45 quoting Operation Baize. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000 . From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call the police on 0845 045 45 45. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.