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German lorry driver remanded over fatal crash on M25

Update: A German lorry driver has today (Thursday) been remanded in custody after appearing in court having been charged with killing a motorist from east London on the M25 through dangerous driving.

The collision happened on the clockwise carriageway of the motorway near Aveley at 12:30pm on Tuesday, April 2 when four lorries and six cars struck each other.

The driver of a Renault Clio, 79-year-old Ronald Moughton from Lowbrook Road in Ilford, was certified dead at the scene. The Clio passenger was the dead man’s son, a 58-year-old man, also from Ilford. He is currently in a stable condition at the Royal London Hospital as is a 47-year-old woman from Basildon who was driving a black Mercedes at the time of the crash.

Anton Maizen was arrested at the scene and subsequently charged with one count of causing death by dangerous driving and two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. The 58-year-old man from Wixhausen in Germany had been detained in police custody prior to his appearance at Basildon Magistrates Court on Thursday, April 4 and was remanded in court custody until his appearance at Basildon Crown Court on Friday, April 12.

A 43-year-old Polish lorry driver who had also been arrested at the scene and later released without charge is now being treated as a witness.

Anyone with information in connection with this fatal crash is urged to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.

Dateline: 4.4.13 0800 hrs

A GERMAN lorry driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a collision on the M25 in Essex.

Anton Maizen, 58, from Darmstadt, Germany, was arrested following a collision on the M25 at Aveley on Tuesday, April2.

He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving as well as causing serious injury by dangerous driving and will appear before magistrates in Basildon this morning, Thursday, April 4.

A 79-year-old man from Ilford was certified dead at the scene of the collision which involved ten vehicles.

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