Man who drove over Marken teen won’t face manslaughter charges


The 28-year-old German national who killed a 14-year-old girl after driving over her in the dark will not face charges relating to her death.

Tamar, from the former island of Marken left her home after a row about bedtimes and was killed by a car on a dyke road in July last year.

Forensic tests have shown that the girl was lying on the road when she was run over, although it is not clear if she had fallen or had deliberately lain down.

The driver has been fined €1,500 for not paying proper attention to the road. He had told police he had been using the navigation system at the time that he thought he had driven over something, probably an animal.

‘But there is no evidence the driver was reckless or driving without due care,’ the public prosecution department said in a statement. He was also known to have been driving at 60kph, even though the maximum speed on the road is 80 kph.

The man had reported to police after an appeal by the girl’s parents.

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