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Maidenhead fatal crash: Driver charged after boy, 13, killed on road

Max Simmons Image copyright Thames Valley Police
Image caption Max Simmons died in hospital from his injuries

A man has been charged with causing the death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked down in a road.

Max Simmons was hit by a red Audi TT on Switchback Road North, Maidenhead, at about 13:25 GMT on Saturday, police said.

He died later in Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital from his injuries.

James Lavine, 34, of Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire, is due before Slough magistrates on Monday, accused of causing death by dangerous driving.

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Image caption The 13-year old was fatally injured in Switchback Road North, Maidenhead

Max's mother issued a statement thanking well-wishers for their messages of support.

She said: "It means a lot to know how much other people loved him. I always taught my kids to be street smart, but brave and independent."

Previously police appealed for information about the crash, which happened near the junction with Shifford Crescent.

PC Joy Jarvis said: "I would particularly like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, saw the pedestrian or vehicle before the incident, or has any dashcam footage."

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