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Ricky Joe Hepworth charged over Askern triple death crash

Sutton Road Image copyright Google
Image caption The accident happened between Sutton Road and Manor Way

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after three pedestrians were hit and killed by a car in Doncaster on Boxing Day.

A fourth man, 57, remains in a critical condition in hospital after the 23:00 GMT collision at the junction of Sutton Road and Manor Way in Askern.

Ricky Joe Hepworth, 24, of Newmarche Drive, Askern, is due to appear at Doncaster Magistrates' Court later.

Two women, aged 53 and 54, and a 48-year-old man died.

Mr Hepworth has been charged with three counts of death by dangerous driving, three counts of aggravated vehicle taking, three counts of causing a death while driving uninsured and unlicensed, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

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