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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.

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