Corby man died in collision with his own car

Scott McKimmie
Scott McKimmie

A man found dead in the car park of a Corby pub died in a collision with his own car and police are no longer treating the death as suspicious.

Scott McKimmie, 39, of Lavender Close, Corby, was found dead in the car park of The Phoenix pub, off Beanfield Avenue, at about 3.30am on Tuesday, February 18.

He died as a result of a collision with his vehicle, a burgundy Volkswagen Golf Cabriole, and police say that, due to the unusual circumstances, his death was initially unexplained.

Det Chief Insp Martin Kinchin said: “An intensive investigation, involving accident investigators, vehicle examiners and a forensic pathologist, supported by detectives from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, has established there was no third party involvement in Scott’s death.

“Sadly, a unique set of coincidences and circumstances caused Scott to be in a fatal collision with his own car.”

A report is now being prepared for the coroner and officers are keen to speak to anybody who saw Mr McKimmie between midnight and 3.30am on the day he died.

Anyone with information is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.