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Fire engine crash death: firefighter not guilty of dangerous driving

The crash happened in January 2017 Credit: ITV Anglia

A firefighter has been found not guilty of causing death by dangerous driving after a crash which killed a 58-year-old man.

Mitchell Bailey died after a fire engine driven by David Williams overturned at a roundabout in Royston, Hertfordshire.

The fire crew were answering a 999 call on 18th of January last year when the vehicle toppled over on the Old North Road.

David Williams Credit: ITV Anglia

During his trial, David Williams said he had responded to thousands of emergency call-outs in his 25 years as a firefighter and his speed that night was appropriate for the conditions.

Father of three, Mitchell Bailey, had been walking home from shops at 8.40pm and was just 75 meters from his home when he was hit and killed.

A witness at the trial had said he had seen gravel, as if shed by a lorry, across the roundabout earlier in the evening.

Mitchell Bailey Credit: .