A 70-YEAR-OLD man has been questioned by police in connection with a collision which killed three-year-old Jaiden John Mangan.

The Wareham man spoke to police in a voluntary interview in connection with a car that was parked at the scene of the crash on a pedestrian crossing.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said the man has not been arrested or charged at this stage and added: “He is assisting with our enquiries as the full circumstances of the collision are still being investigated.”

Police confirmed that a Vauxhall Astra parked at the scene has been seized.

The Echo understands this car has not been returned to its owner.

Local sources also suggested the car owner, who lives close to the scene of the tragic accident, may have been moving belongings into his new home at the time of the collision.

Echo reporters did speak to the man yesterday, but he declined to comment on the record

He was pictured on the day of Jaiden’s funeral speaking in the street, moments before the funeral procession passed the scene of tragedy.

Jaiden died following a collision with a Sainsbury’s lorry in North Street, Wareham, just before 8.45am on Thursday March 29.

The driver of the lorry, a 43-year-old man from Basingstoke, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has since been released under investigation. An inquest has been opened and adjourned and the cause of Jaiden’s death given as multiple chest and abdominal injuries.

The community of Wareham was devastated following the death of Jaiden, also known as JJ. A huge number of tributes were left to him on a bench at the scene of the crash including balloons, flowers, teddy bears, candles and messages.

Fundraising pages were set up in aid of the family and to help them with funeral costs. Hundreds of people packed out Jaiden’s funeral service on Friday

During a service at Wareham’s Priory Church of Lady St Mary, the Reverend Jane Williams read out a moving tribute from Jaiden’s father, James.

Jaiden’s mum, Yasmin, read out a poem she had written in his memory.

During the funeral those paying their respects were told how Jaiden was a huge car fan. A number of sports cars formed part of the funeral procession.