Jack Archer was killed when he was struck by a car driven by Steven Mills. Early reports suggested that there was a car ahead of Mills’s vehicle and that the two drivers may have been travelling in convoy, but this is not mentioned in later reports.
Mills was attempting to overtake Archer when he struck him, but instead of stopping at the scene he fled and then set fire to his car in an attempt to hide the evidence, before handing himself in to police a few hours later.
In January 2017, Steven Mills was charged with six offences relating to the incident. He pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving, and attempting to pervert the course of justice. He was sentenced to 22 months’ imprisonment for the former offence and to 18 months for the latter, to be served consecutively. He was banned from driving for four and a half years.