Road death in­quest opens

Sunderland Echo - - News -

An in­quest into the death of a man who was killed af­ter be­ing hit by a car on a Wear­side road at the week­end has been for­mally opened.

Stephen John Wheeler, 45, was struck on Tun­stall Hope Road in the early hours of Sun­day

Medics at­tended, but Mr Wheeler, from the Tun­stall area, was con­firmed dead at the scene.

At Sun­der­land Coroner’s Court, city as­sis­tant coroner Clare Davies opened an in­quest into Mr Wheeler’s death.

Ms Davies said: “I’m sat­is­fied that an in­quest into Mr Wheeler’s death should take place and I will fix a date for the hear­ing on Tues­day, Novem­ber 28.”

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