Man charged six months after Gravesend death smash

PUBLISHED: 14:32 18 April 2016 | UPDATED: 14:32 18 April 2016



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Rimantas Karvelis, a 56-year-old man from Lithuania, sustained serious injuries and ultimately died following the crash

A driver has been charged with six offences after a fatal collision in Gravesend.

At 6.41pm on October 24 last year, Kent Police was called to the scene of a crash which was reported to involve a car and a pedestrian in London Road.

Rimantas Karvelis, a 56-year-old man from Lithuania, sustained serious injuries and was taken to a London hospital, and died on November 3.

Costica Ciapa, 27, of no fixed address, has been charged with: causing death by dangerous driving, dangerous driving, failing to stop after a collision, failing to report a collision, causing death while driving a vehicle unlicensed and causing death while driving a vehicle uninsured.

He will appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, May 31.


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