A fireworks company boss has been charged with seven counts of manslaughter over a fatal pile-up on the M5 in November last year.
Fifty year old Geoffery Counsell from Somerset was the provider of a nearby display at Taunton Rugby Club in Somerset, on the night of the 34-car collision.
He will now appear before Bristol Magistrates Court next month charged in connection with the crash where seven died and 51 more were injured.
Anthony and Pamela Adams, Maggie and Michael Barton, Malcolm Beacham, Terry Brice and Kye Thomas died in the pile-up on the M5, near Taunton, on the night of November 4, 2011.
In a joint statement, Avon and Somerset Police and the Crown Prosecution Service, said Geoffrey Counsell was charged with seven counts of manslaughter.
Seven people died and 51 people were injured on the M5 near Taunton following a collision between 34 vehicles, which was described as one of the worst British motorway crashes in memory.
Lorry drivers Terry Brice, from Patchway, south Gloucestershire, and Kye Thomas, from Gunnislake, Cornwall, died in the crash, along with father and daughter Michael and Maggie Barton, from Windsor, Berkshire, grandparents Anthony and Pamela Adams, from Newport, south Wales, and battle re-enactor Malcolm Beacham, from Woolavington, near Bridgwater.
Among those badly injured in the crash on the north-bound carriageway at junction 25 was Emma Barton, 19, who woke from a five-day coma to discover she had been orphaned.
Her wheelchair-bound father Michael, 67, and 30-year-old sister Maggie died.
Mr Counsell, who runs Firestorm Pyrotechnics, will appear before magistrates on November 12.
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