John Byrne death: Man charged over fatal Middlesbrough crash

John Byrne with his dog Image copyright Family photo
Image caption John Byrne died in May 2018

A man has been charged with death by dangerous driving after a Teesside grandfather was knocked down.

John Byrne, 69, was struck by a Skoda Octavia on Ormesby Road in Middlesbrough, near Ormesby Grange Care Home, on 26 May last year.

Cleveland Police said a 29-year-old local man had been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

He is due to appear at Teesside Magistrates' Court on 4 March.

At the time of his death, Mr Byrne's family described the father-of-three as a "hard-working Middlesbrough fan with a heart of gold".

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