Slovakian lorry driver in court over M26 triple-death crash

M26 crash picture Image copyright Empics
Image caption The M26 was closed in both directions for several hours following the crash in April 2014

A lorry driver charged after three people were fatally injured in a crash has been remanded in custody.

Juraj Orsula, 45, from Slovakia, is accused of causing death by dangerous driving and three counts of causing injury by dangerous driving on the M26 in Kent last April.

A 54-year-old French man died several days after the crash. His daughters, aged 22 and 16, died at the scene.

Mr Orsula appeared before Maidstone Crown Court earlier.

He was told that he could not return to Slovakia and remanded in custody.

The five-vehicle crash happened on the London-bound carriageway of the M26, near Kemsing, on 16 April.

It involved two lorries, a van, a Nissan car and a Mini.

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