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Wanessa Lewandowska death crash: Man charged after shop collision

Wanessa Lewandowska Image copyright South Beds News Agency
Image caption Wanessa Lewandowska, 15, died in the crash in High Town Road, Luton, on 9 August

A man has been charged with causing the death of a teenage girl when a car crashed into a shop.

Wanessa Lewandowska, 15, died in the crash in High Town Road, Luton, on 9 August.

Michael Fludgate, 20, of no fixed address, was arrested on Saturday after his release from hospital, where he had been treated since the collision.

He was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop for police.

He was also charged with causing death while unlicensed or uninsured.

He appeared before magistrates in Hatfield on Saturday and was remanded in custody.

Image copyright South Beds News Agency
Image caption The Volkswagen Golf the teenager was travelling in crashed into a shop

It is believed Wanessa, known locally as Nessa, died after the Volkswagen Golf she was travelling in hit a bollard and crashed.

Image copyright David Landau
Image caption Candles and flowers were left in High Town Road in memory of the 15-year-old

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