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Trucker charged over van driver’s death on the M69 motorway near Burbage

A lorry driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal crash on the M69 near Burbage. Kerry Pemberton, of Birmingham, was seriously injured when a HGV collided with his van which was parked on the hard shoulder between junctions one and two on May 3 last year. The 55-year-old was taken to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire where he died the same day.

Felix Gillon, 55, of Johnson Road, Bedworth, Warwickshire, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice.

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He will appear before Leicester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Thursday February 2). One of the vehicles shed its load across the carriageway during the crash and the road was closed for several hours while emergency crews cleared the area. Leicestershire Police said in a statement: “A Warwickshire man has been charged after a fatal collision on the M69 in May last year.

“Felix Gillon, 55, of Johnson Road, Bedworth, Warwickshire, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice.# “He will be appearing before Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday February 2. “The charges relate to a collision on Tuesday May 3, 2016 between junction one and two of the M69.

“Kerry Pemberton, 55, of Birmingham, was taken to hospital where he subsequently died.”

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