50 year old Geoffrey Counsell has appeared at Bristol Magistrates' Court this morning charged with seven counts of manslaughter following the M5 crash in Somerset on November 4, 2011.
He was released on unconditional bail.
A preliminary hearing will be held at Bristol Crown Court on December 4.
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