Motorist charged over causing death by dangerous driving

Police in Harrogate
Police in Harrogate

A Newthorpe man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Matthew Scrimshaw, 36, of Halls Lane was charged today (Friday 17th April) in connection with a fatal collision which took place in Mansfield Road, Eastwood, on 9th December 2014.

The crash involved Scrimshaw’s Audi TT and a Vauxhall Corsa being driven by 68-year-old Iris Higginson, who was killed.

Scrimshaw is also charged with causing serious injury to one of his passengers by dangerous driving, driving with excess alcohol, failing to stop following a collision and failing to report the incident.

He has been bailed to appear at Nottingham magistrates’ court on 19th May.