Birmingham & Black Country

M5 coach crash: Jasminder Dhesi appears in court

Crash on M5 motorway
Image caption West Midlands Ambulance Service said it treated 30 people after the crash

A coach driver has appeared in court accused of causing the deaths of two people after a crash between a lorry and a coach on the M5 in March.

A coach passenger died in the crash on the southbound carriageway between junctions three and four. The lorry driver died later in hospital.

Jasminder Dhesi, 50, from Nether Hall Avenue, Great Barr, in Birmingham, appeared at the city's magistrates' court on Tuesday.

He is due at crown court in January.

Mr Dhesi, who is facing two charges of causing death by dangerous driving, was released on unconditional bail until 13 January.

Thirty-four passengers were on board the coach at the time of the crash.

The single-decker vehicle was carrying a group of fruit-pickers from Birmingham to the Evesham area of Worcestershire.

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