Swansea bus crash: Driver Eric Vice charged over death

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image captionThe double-decker bus, bound for Swansea University, crashed into a railway bridge

A bus driver has been charged with death by dangerous driving after a crash which killed a woman last December.

Jessica Jing Ren, 36, died 11 days after the bus crashed into a railway bridge on Neath Road in Swansea.

Eric Vice, 64, from Dunvant, Swansea, has been charged with death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Mr Vice is due to appear at Swansea Magistrates' Court on 23 December.

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image captionJessica Jing Ren was a visiting academic at Swansea University from Huanghuai University in China

Ms Ren, a mother of one, was a visiting academic at Swansea University's accounting and finance department from Huanghuai University in China.

The crash happened at 09:40 GMT on the morning of 12 December while the bus was travelling from Swansea University's Singleton Campus to its Swansea Bay campus.

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image captionThe scene inside the bus after it crashed into a railway bridge in Neath Road, Swansea

After the crash, Ms Ren was airlifted from Swansea to University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, but she died on 23 December.

Paying tribute to her at the time, her family said in a statement: "A much loved and talented academic, Jessica will be deeply missed by her family and her friends both in China and in Swansea and will leave a great void in their lives."

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