County Durham Crash: Man Charged

18 March 2014, 06:57 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A 23-year-old man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after three women were killed in a car crash in County Durham.

18 year old Rebecca Learoyd, who was driving a Fiat 500, died at the scene at Front Street, Shotton Colliery, on 23rd June.

Her passenger, Megan Robinson, 19, died two days later in hospital.

60 year old Anne Peachey, who was driving a Citroen Xsara, also died at the scene.

The man from Wingate will appear before Peterlee magistrates on 3rd April.


UPDATED Tuesday 25th June 2013

A third woman has died following a car crash in Shotton Colliery on Sunday (23rd June 2013)

19 year old Megan Robinson was a front-seat passenger in a Fiat 500 which collided with a Citroen Xsara in Shotton Colliery on Sunday.

Police said the teenager, from Thornley, died at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary on Tuesday without regaining consciousness.

The driver of the Fiat, 18 year old Rebecca Learoyd, and the driver of the Citroen, 60 year old Anne Peachey, died in the crash on Front Street in Shotton just after 6pm on Sunday.

Mrs Peachey's daughter and granddaughter, who were passengers in the Citroen, were also injured.

They are being treated at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Police said post-mortem examinations for the three victims would be held later this week.

Officers have appealed for anyone with information about the crash to contact them.

A 22-year-old man from Wingate who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been released on police bail until mid-July pending further enquiries.