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Man charged in connection with crash that killed four-year-old girl

Violet-Grace Youens Photo: Family Handout

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a four-year-old girl was killed in a fatal car crash.

Violet-Grace Youens and her grandmother Angela French, 55, were crossing Prescot Road, near the junction in St Helens, Merseyside, last Friday afternoon when a car ploughed into them.

Aidan McAteer, who's 23 and from Prescot, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and theft of a motor vehicle.

He will appear at in court in Liverpool today.