Westerham Costa Coffee death crash: Man, 86, to face charges

Valerie Deakin Image copyright Kent Police
Image caption Valerie Deakin was sitting near the window at the Costa coffee shop on Christmas Eve

An 86-year-old man accused of killing a woman who died when a car ploughed into a coffee shop has been summoned to appear in court.

Valerie Deakin, 74, of Udimore, East Sussex, died when an Audi crashed into the Costa branch in Westerham, Kent, on Christmas Eve.

Kent Police said the man had received a court summons for causing her death by dangerous driving.

He will be charged at Sevenoaks Magistrates' Court on 5 July.

Two men and two women were also taken to hospital after the crash. Another woman was treated for minor injuries.

Image caption The car crashed into the side window of the coffee shop

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