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Man charged over fatal Branton crash

A 21-year-old man has been charged with a string of offences after a car crashed into a wall and burst into flames in Branton, near Doncaster, killing two people.

Flowers left at the scene of the crash in Branton Credit: ITV News

James Maughan of Marshland Road, Doncaster, has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision, failing to report a road traffic collision and a public order offence.

It relates to an incident last month when a Renault Megane crashed into a house on Poppyfields Way in Branton.

Five people were believed to have been in the car at the time of the collision: two men, Liam Aldred, 26, and Dean McIntyre, 27, died as a result of the collision, two 21-year-old men and a 15-year-old boy were also injured.

Mr Maughn was charged yesterday (Wednesday, 16 September) and has been remanded into custody until Friday, 18 September, when he will appear at Sheffield Crown Court for a further bail application.

A 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man both previously arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving remain on police bail.

A 21-year-old woman, previously arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, remains on police bail.

Search is on for two youths after Branton crash

Two youths who fled the scene of a fatal car crash which left two dead and another fighting for their life are being searched for by police this afternoon.

Claire Ashforth has the latest from Branton near Doncaster.


Police 'concerned' for injured men

West Yorkshire Police says concern is growing for two men who police believe were seriously injured after a car crashed into a house in Doncaster yesterday (Tuesday 25 August).

Witnesses have reported seeing the men leave the scene of the crash, which happened at around 12.50pm in Poppyfields Way. Reports suggest that at least one of them had serious injuries and had lost a significant amount of blood.

Despite extensive enquiries carried out by police to find them, they have not yet been located.

“From the witness accounts we have so far, one of the men had a terrible leg injury, which we believe was caused by the fire. People have told us the men were seriously injured and we believe they need urgent medical attention due to the impact of the crash and also the fire.

“No one has presented themselves at hospital with these injuries or at our local GPs, so the likelihood is that these men are still suffering with serious injuries, which could be life-threatening and have terrible consequences. I urge them to come forward to get the treatment they need.

“Also, I urge anyone who knows were these men are to come forward and tell us what you know so that we can ensure they are safe and well.”

– Inspector Steve Askham, from the Serious Collisions Unit

Two other men inside the car died at the scene. Another man, who was also inside the car, is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Police are currently unable to confirm who was sitting where inside the car. Work is ongoing to formally identify the two deceased men.

One woman was inside the house at the time of the collision. She was not injured.

A police presence will continue in the area today while officers speak to local residents and review CCTV.