Humberside

Man appears in court over Koen Allwood death crash

Koen Allwood Image copyright Humberside Police
Image caption Koen Allwood died and a 15-year-old girl was seriously injured in the collision

A 23-year-old motorist has appeared in court charged with causing the death of a teenage boy by dangerous driving in North Lincolnshire.

Koen Allwood, 15, was struck in Barton near the Humber Bridge in November.

A teenage girl was also hit and suffered serious injuries in the incident.

Damian Benson, of High Street, Barton, was bailed at North Lincolnshire Magistrates' Court to appear at Grimsby Crown Court on 12 May.

He is also charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving and using a motor vehicle with defective tyres and defective brakes.

More than 150 fellow pupils of Baysgarth School attended Koen's funeral.

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