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Woman charged in connection with fatal collision in Dorset

The accident happened on the A354 at Thickton Cross. Photo: Google maps

A woman has been charged in connection with a road crash in Blandford, Dorset that led to her three-year-old daughter's death.

The 34-year-old woman from Shaftesbury has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and causing death by careless driving while over the prescribed alcohol limit.

Police were called on Thursday 24 August after a white Ford Transit van and a silver Vauxhall Astra crashed into each other on the A354.

The woman, who was driving the Astra, sustained a serious head injury, and was flown by air ambulance to hospital, along with her three-year-old daughter who died the next day.

The 44-year-old driver of the van, from Wiltshire, has since been released from hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Constable 1970 Kevin Farenden of the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, or by emailing SCIT@dorset.pnn.police.uk or calling 101, quoting incident number 24:76.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or on the website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.