Man still not identified after Derbyshire crash

Do you know this man?
Do you know this man?

A man who died on a Derbyshire road more than two months ago has still not been formally identified.

At 2am on Wednesday, February 24, a car collided with a man on the eastbound carriageway of the A50 between the Toyota junction and Chellaston.

Officers believe he crossed the westbound carriageway and climbed over the central reservation in an attempt to cross the eastbound side of the road but was in collision with a Honda in the outside lane.

This week Derby coroners’ court heard that police had been unable to formally identify the victim – despite circulating a drawing of his facial features and his fingerprints in Britain, Europe and parts of Russia and the Middle East.

Officers have now obtained the man’s DNA and are trying to circulate it in ‘Europe and beyond’ to find a match.

Coroner Louise Pinder adjourned the inquest until September 29.

She said: “I want to allow time for formal identification to take place.

“On that date we will either proceed to inquest or review it further.

“In the meantime I will arrange for his body to be buried locally.”

The man carried no identification of any kind and had no tattoos or scars.

He was believed to be aged between 25 and 30 and possibly of Middle Eastern or Eastern European descent.

He was thin with a shaved head and slight stubble.

He was wearing black jeans, brown Timberland boots, a black padded jacket, a grey woollen scarf and a grey woollen hat.

Anyone who recognises the description of the man or the above e-fit should call police on 101, quoting incident number 31/24/02/16.