A MAN has appeared in court in connection with the death of a cyclist in Southampton.

Joe Burton was killed following a crash involving a car on Hill Lane.

The 33-year-old, of Westwood Road, was rushed to hospital but died of severe head injuries. 

Kornel Marcinek of Rayners Gardens, Southampton, appeared at the city magistrates court this morning charged in connection with the incident on July 23

READ MORE: Family pay tribute to cyclist killed on Hill Lane, Southampton

The 25-year-old was charged with causing death by driving without due care or consideration while over the specified limit, drug driving, and causing death by driving whilst uninsured.

Daily Echo: Joe Burton.Joe Burton.

Standing in the dock, he spoke only to confirm his name, age and address. 

Marcinek entered no pleas and was released on bail.

However, he is now due to appear at Southampton Crown Court on May 27. 

READ MORE: Cyclist killed after crash on Hill Lane, Southampton

Speaking after his tragic death, Joe's family described him as a hard-working electrician who loved to travel

They said he worked in places including the French Alps, Thailand, Australia, and Switzerland as well as spending two tours in Antarctica with the British Antarctic Survey and the Australian Antarctic Division. 

In a joint tribute published at the time, they stated: “He exuded happiness and will be remembered by everyone he met even if he barely spoke their language.

“His infectious attitude would make you feel anything was possible.

"He was recently married to his wife Anna and was so excited to be making a life together with her. His words to us all missing him today would be, ‘you'll be alright’.”

A message from the Editor

Thank you for reading this article - we appreciate your support in reading the Daily Echo.

Subscribing to the Echo means you have unrestricted access to the latest news, features and Saints coverage - all with an advertising-light website.

You will also have full access to Saintsplus, your new home for Southampton FC tactical analysis, features and much, much more.

Don't take my word for it - subscribe here to see for yourself.

Follow the latest breaking news in the Southampton area by joining our Facebook group - Southampton News - Breaking News and Incidents

Follow the latest court and crime news on our dedicated Facebook group - Hampshire Court and Crime News