Essex

Men in court over death of Ryan Fleming in Maldon crash

Floral tributes at A414 accident site
Image caption Ryan Fleming was hit as he crossed the A414 in Maldon in Essex

Two men have appeared in court over the death of an eight-year-old boy in a crash in Essex.

Ryan Flemming was hit on the A414 in Maldon in January and died in hospital.

Gary Reader, 31, of Everidge Road, Tiptree, is charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

He and Timothy Reece Smith, 19, of Washington Road, Maldon, are both accused of death caused by accident. They were bailed at Chelmsford magistrates until 19 December.

Both also face a charge of aggravated vehicle taking and Mr Reader is charged with driving without insurance.

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