A provisional court date has been set for a man accused of being responsible for the death of a former Saltney High School student.

Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office has confirmed that the man believed to have been responsible for the hit-and-run incident that led to the death of Andrew Hamilton, 27 had been returned to their jurisdiction making him available to face trial.

Mr Hamilton died after being struck by a speeding car in the early hours of October 13, 2015.

His mother Jackie said news of the court date would “hopefully get some justice for my beautiful son.”

The airline cabin crew member, who lived in Chester, was hit by a silver BMW while crossing the road on Collins Avenue, 11th Street, in Miami Beach at 2.30am.

Reports from the scene claimed Mr Hamilton died instantly and the driver of the vehicle fled on foot.

The state attorney's office has confirmed the driver of the vehicle was Frank Strachan Jr, 23.

Officers said that lawmakers in Miami-Dade County had been the conclusion of a case against him in Georgia, where he was picked up by marshals in August, before he could be tried for the incident involving Mr Hamilton.

A provisional court date for Mr Strachan has been set as May 8, having been returned to Miami in November.

A Miami-Dade State Attorney office source told the Leader it is not expected Mr Strachan will take the stand in May, rather that assigning it a date was a procedural matter.

According to a report from the Miami Herald newspaper last year, Mr Strachan is charged with vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a fatal crash and causing a death through careless driving while driving without a licence.

The report added Miami Beach Police said Mr Strachan was a fugitive from fraud charges in several states, including Georgia, and on probation from a New York conviction.

Andrew’s mother Jackie said: “Hopefully soon I’ll get some justice for my beautiful son and closure.

“It’s been a very hard two and a half years, we miss Andrew every day.

“It would have been his 30th birthday in April.

“Justice for Andrew our beautiful angel."