Coventry & Warwickshire

Lorry driver in court over Priyanka Bhogal's death on the M6

Priyanka Bhogal
Image caption Priyanka died in hospital after the crash

A lorry driver has appeared in court over the death of a four-year-old girl in a crash on the M6.

Robert Booth, from Town End Farm, Sunderland, is charged with causing death by dangerous driving after Priyanka Bhogal died in November.

The M6 was shut for more than six hours while emergency crews dealt with the incident near Coleshill, West Midlands.

Magistrates in Solihull ordered Mr Booth, 63, to appear at Warwick Crown Court on 24 July.

Seven other people were also injured in the five-vehicle crash which occurred on the southbound carriageway between junctions 4a and 4 on 27 November.

Priyanka, from Coventry, was pronounced dead in hospital.

Mr Booth, of Brockley Street, was released on unconditional bail until the hearing next month.

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