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Bath tipper truck pair charged over fatal crash

Workers remove debris at the crash site on Lansdown Lane in Bath Image copyright PA
Image caption The tipper truck was carrying a load of aggregate which spilled across the road and pavement

Two men have been charged over a tipper truck crash in Bath which killed four people in February.

Phillip Potter, 19, of Dauntsey, Wiltshire has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Matthew Gordon, 29, from Dauntsey, has been charged with aiding and abetting and one count of dangerous driving.

Mitzi Steady, four, Phil Allen, 52, Stephen Vaughan, 34, and Robert Parker, 59, all died in the crash.

Mitzi was walking with her grandmother on Lansdown Lane, Bath, when she was hit by the truck. The three others victims, from Swansea and Cwmbran were in a taxi.

Mr Potter and Mr Gordon have been released on bail to appear before Bath Magistrates' Court in January.

Image caption Clockwise from top left: Mitzi Steady, Phil Allen, Stephen Vaughan and Robert Parker were all killed in the crash on 9 February
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Image caption Two men have been charged with dangerous driving

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