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Further death in accident

A fourth person has died after a road accident last month that already killed three.

The accident happened on April 25 near to Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham when a Renault Scenic was hit by a lorry driving in the opposite direction.

Margaret Reed,74, was taken to James Cook hospital with serious injuries but today died.

Three people - Robert Reed, aged 75, Natalie Simpson, 18 and her 14-month-old daughter, Destiny - all died in the crash.


Driver 'hit tree' in A1 collision

Sergeant John Lumbard, from North Yorkshire Police said: "We were called just after six o'clock to a traffic accident on the A1. It's a serious accident. A car has left the road and gone into a tree.

"At the moment it's very early stages of the investigation. But we do believe the weather conditions have played a significant part in what's happened."


Woman hurt in A1 North Yorkshire crash

Crash happened on the A1(M) south of Catterick

A woman has been seriously injured in a collision on the A1(M) in North Yorkshire.

It's believed to have happened just after 5:30am this morning, when the 27-year-old's Peugeot aquaplaned and overturned just south of Catterick.

As a result, the southbound carriageway has been closed between Catterick Airfield and Killerby Hall . It's expected to re-open in the next half hour

Man in court over fatal crash

A 63-year-old lorry driver has been committed to Warwick Crown Court after being charged with causing the death of a four-year-old by dangerous driving.

Robert Booth, of Brockley Street, Town End Farm, Sunderland, appeared at Solihull Magistrates Court today charged with causing the death of Priyanka Bhogal.

Priyanka, from Coventry, suffered fatal injuries when the car she was travelling in was involved in a collision on the M6 in the early hours of Sunday November 27 last year.

Mr Booth, who did not enter a plea, is due to appear at Warwick Crown Court on July 24.

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