Doncaster man charged in connection with fatal crash

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A Doncaster lorry driver has been charged with causing the death of a pensioner, following a crash on the A27 in West Sussex.

Andrew May, 45, of Truro Avenue, Wheatley, was charged this week with causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on April 29.

Ernest Humphrey, 79, of Mackie Avenue, Hassocks, died after the black Vauxhall Zafira he was travelling in collided with a lorry on the eastbound carriageway of the A27, close to the Southwick Tunnel, near Shoreham-By-Sea, on July 25 last year.

The lorry struck the Vauxhall before crossing the central reservation and overturning, blocking the westbound carriageway.

The eastbound carriageway also had to be closed while the injured men in the Vauxhall were rescued and the barrier was repaired.

Sussex Police said the 49-year-old male driver of the Vauxhall, also from Hassocks, suffered head, leg and chest injuries.

Mr Humphrey, who was a passenger in the car, was flown to Southampton General Hospital but died of his injuries on July 30.

The lorry driver suffered minor injuries.