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Man, 19, charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving on A14




A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with a serious road crash in Rougham after two men died.

George Mills of Stow Road, Ixworth, appeared at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today, (Tuesday), where he was charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police were called at 9.30pm on December 26, 2017 following reports of a collision involving a black Vauxhall Corsa and a grey Ford Fiesta eastbound on the A14, just east of junction 45.

William Smedley and Jake Paxton.
William Smedley and Jake Paxton.

Jake Paxton, 18, of Bury St Edmunds, who was a passenger in the Ford Fiesta, was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital but later died as a result of his injuries.

A second 18-year-old man, William Smedley, of Bury St Edmunds, also a passenger in the Ford Fiesta, died at the scene.

A third man – the driver of the Ford Fiesta, George Mills – was taken to hospital for treatment but his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

A female driver of a Vauxhall Corsa, a 19-year-old woman, was uninjured.

Following a police investigation into the circumstances of the collision, the driver of the Ford Fiesta, George Mills, 19, of Stow Road, Ixworth, was charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

He is next due to appear before Ipswich Crown Court on September, 10.



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