A WEST Mercia Police officer has had a case against her dropped following a fatal car crash.

PC Abigail Myers, then aged 29, was charged with death by dangerous driving and death by careless driving but she has since been discharged.

Marcus Evans died in the crash in Elm Road, Evesham, on January 27, 2022.

The police car PC Myers was driving while responding to an emergency assistance call was involved in a crash with a vehicle driven by 59-year-old Mr Evans, who died at the scene.

A CPS spokesperson said: “The CPS has a duty to keep all cases under continuous review.

“Following evidential developments in this case, we concluded that there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction.

“At a hearing at Worcester Crown Court on Tuesday, March 12, the prosecution offered no evidence on both counts and the defendant was discharged.

“We have met with the family of Mr Evans to explain our decision in more detail.”

The Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) has updated its statement since the hearing last month.

A spokesperson said: "The officer has now been acquitted of causing death by dangerous driving and death by careless driving in relation to a fatal road traffic collision in Evesham on 27 January 2022.

"We have been advised by the CPS that they decided to withdraw the criminal charges as there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction. 

"The marked police car that PC Myers had been driving was responding to an emergency assistance call from a colleague when the collision occurred with a vehicle on Elm Road.

"The police car’s emergency lights and sirens were activated at the time. 59-year-old Marcus Evans, who was driving the other vehicle, sadly died at the scene. 

"Our investigation focused on whether the police car was being driven dangerously and part of the evidence examined if it was being driven in accordance with force policies and training.

"At the end of our investigation in July 2022 we submitted our report to the CPS and to West Mercia Police.

"We advised the force then that we had found a disciplinary case to answer for the officer for gross misconduct. We will be in discussions with West Mercia over next steps.    

"Our thoughts and sympathies remain with the family and friends of Mr Evans."

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "We will be in discussions with the IOPC over next steps."