Man charged in connection with Branton double-fatal house crash

The scene of the double  fatal car crash in Branton near Doncaster
The scene of the double fatal car crash in Branton near Doncaster
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A DONCASTER man has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving three weeks after a car crashed into a house in a South Yorkshire village leaving two men dead.

James Maughan, 21, of Marshland Road, Doncaster, has been charged in connection with the crash just before 1pm on Tuesday August 25 when a Renault Megane was in collision with a house on Poppyfields Way in Branton near Doncaster.

South Yorkshire Police said Mr Maughan has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision, failing to report a road traffic collision and a public order offence.

Five people were believed to have been in the car at the time of the collision: two men, Liam Aldred, 26, and Dean McIntyre, 27, died as a result of the collision, two 21-year-old men and a 15-year-old boy were also injured.

Mr Maughn was charged yesterday and remanded in custody until Friday September 18, when he will appear at Sheffield Crown Court for a further bail application.

A 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man previously arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving remain on police bail.

A 21-year-old woman, previously arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, remains on police bail.