Toddler driveway death: Yanchep man charged after Merriwa incident


Tributes left for 22-month-old boy Lucas Davey who died after being run over in a Merriwa driveway on Friday.
Tributes left for 22-month-old boy Lucas Davey who died after being run over in a Merriwa driveway on Friday.

POLICE have charged a Yanchep man (30) in relation to the death of a 22-month-old boy run over in a Merriwa driveway.

The boy died at Joondalup Health Campus after being run over by a white Hyundai Santa Fe on Dunmore Circuit about 5.10pm on Friday, April 8.

WA Police spokeswoman Ros Weatherall said police charged the man with stealing a motor vehicle, driving without a driver’s licence, and failing to report an incident occasioning bodily harm to police.

He was refused bail and appeared in Northbridge Magistrates Court on Sunday. His next court appearance will be in Perth Magistrates Court on April 29.

Major Crash investigators want anyone with information or any witnesses who may have seen the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.