Man in court after fatal A695 crash in Northumberland

Lucy Duggan Lucy Duggan's parents said they had lost the "perfect daughter"

A man has appeared in court charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of an 18-year-old woman who died after a crash in Northumberland.

Lucy Duggan, from Wall, was treated in hospital after the collision on the A695 at Dilston, but later died.

Martin Li, 21, of Ash Close, Hexham, appeared before magistrates charged with eight driving offences.

Georgina Lester, the manager of the nursery where Miss Duggan worked, said she was "fun, smiling, always happy".

Miss Duggan was "full of life, just a young, sweet girl", she added.

Two cars were involved in the crash near Hexham at about 19:00 BST on Sunday.

Passengers in both vehicles were hurt.

Mr Li was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, four counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, making a false statement to obtain insurance and two counts of dangerous driving.

He was remanded in custody and will appear before Newcastle Crown Court on 11 September.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Tyne & Wear

Weather

Newcastle upon Tyne

20 °C 14 °C

Features

  • Shinji Mikamo's father's watchTime peace

    The story of the watch that survived Hiroshima


  • Northern League supporters at the party's annual meeting in 2011Padania?

    Eight places in Europe that also want independence


  • Elephant Diaries - BBCGoing wild

    Wildlife film-makers reveal the tricks of the trade


  • Hamas rally in the West Bank village of Yatta, 2006Hamas hopes

    Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet


  • A woman dining aloneTable for one

    The restaurants that love solo diners


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.