Driver charged over double fatal M6 crash in Cheshire

Philip Cawley and Thomas Southward
Image caption Police believe the men were changing a wheel when they were struck

A lorry driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after two men were killed in a crash on the M6 in Cheshire last year.

Philip Cawley, 39, of Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, and Thomas Southward, 69, of Haydock, Merseyside, died in the crash on 9 September.

The men were changing a tyre on the hard shoulder of the M6 at Sandbach when they were struck by a HGV.

A 61-year-old man from Selby in North Yorkshire has now been charged.

Cheshire Police said he was due to appear before South Cheshire magistrates on 15 February.

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