Stoke & Staffordshire

Stoke-on-Trent man charged over two road deaths

A 25-year-old man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a crash in Stoke-on-Trent which killed two people.

The Jaguar car he was driving was in collision with a taxi travelling in the opposite direction on Victoria Road in Fenton, in the early hours of 28 May.

Taxi driver Tahlat Mahmood, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lee Till, aged 29, who was sat in the back of the taxi, died later in hospital.

A front seat passenger in the taxi sustained serious injuries and continues to receive medical treatment.

The 25-year-old will appear at North Staffordshire Magistrates' Court next Friday.

Staffordshire Police said that he also faces other charges including causing death whilst uninsured, driving with excess alcohol, failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision and failing to answer a notice requiring him to name the driver.

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