South East Wales

Newport crash: Man in court after grandmother killed

Beechwood Park and victim Christine Rowe Image copyright Google/Gwent Police
Image caption Christine Rowe was killed near Beechwood Park on Newport's Chepstow Road

A man has appeared in court charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a grandmother was killed in a crash in Newport.

Christine Rowe, 70, from Newport, died after her Vauxhall Zafira collided with a Ford Transit van on Chepstow Road, near Beechwood Park, on Monday.

An 80-year-old man was also injured in the crash on Monday.

The 34-year-old van driver was remanded in custody to appear at Newport Crown court on 5 July.

He is also charged with causing serious injury to Mr Rowe and with failing to stop after a collision.

In tribute to Ms Rowe, her family said in a statement: "Loving wife, mum and nan, who will be missed by everyone who knew her. A piece of our hearts has been taken away."