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A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following an accident in which Bermuda Regiment officer was killed.

Major Christian Wheddon was a passenger in a Mitsubishi Warrior car travelling along the A34 in Oxfordshire, UK, last September when the vehicle left the road and crashed.

The Royal Gazette understands that no other vehicle was involved in the fatal accident.

Thames Valley Police launched an investigation and have now confirmed that one man — believed to be another soldier driving the car that Maj Wheddon was travelling in — has been charged in connection with the incident.

Netani Kepa, 27, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and is on bail pending a plea case management hearing.

Maj Wheddon, 43, was being groomed to take over as the Commanding Officer of the Bermuda Regiment. He had been in the UK for three months taking part in military training exercises with the British Army before he was killed.

His body was returned to Bermuda and buried with full military honours following a funeral service at the Anglican Cathedral in Hamilton.

Maj Wheddon is survived by a three-year-old daughter.

Bermuda Regiment Major Chris Wheddon died in a traffic accident in the UK last September. He was a passenger in a car. A 27-year-old man, though to be another solider, has been charged in connection with the incident and accused of causing death by dangerous driving.
The late Major Christian Wheddon, left, in this file picture as he stepped down as the Governor’s Aide' D' Camp and passed on the duties to Captain Clifford Power, also pictured.

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Published May 08, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated May 07, 2013 at 11:14 pm)

Man charged with causing road accident that killed Major Wheddon

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