Man charged with drink-driving after A1(M) fatal crash
A man has been charged with drink-driving after a woman died in a crash on the A1(M) in County Durham.
The woman was a passenger in a Toyota Auris that collided with a Ford Transit van on the southbound carriageway near Newton Aycliffe on 2 August.
Three other people, including an 11-year-old boy, were injured.
A 34-year-old man has been charged with drink-driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and aggravated vehicle taking.
He was remanded into custody after a short appearance at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates until a further appearance at Teesside Crown Court on 2 September.