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Driver charged over tree crash death in New Forest

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Image caption Two other children were taken to hospital following the crash involving a convertible Mercedes

A man has been charged with causing the death of a 15-year-old girl when a car struck a tree in Hampshire.

The teenager from Surrey was a passenger in the convertible Mercedes which crashed in Hordle, in the New Forest, on Tuesday evening.

Two other children, aged eight and 10, were taken to Southampton Hospital.

The driver, a 34-year-old man from Hordle, is charged with causing death by careless driving while over the drink-drive limit.

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