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Man charged after girl killed in Dudley crash

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Image caption The teenager died at the scene on Tansey Green Lane, in Dudley

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a crash which killed a 17-year-old girl.

West Midlands Police was called to Tansey Green Lane, in Pensnett, Dudley, at about midnight on Thursday after a car hit a wall.

The girl, a passenger in the car, died at the scene.

Arthur Pinches, 27, of High Oak in Brierley Hill, was also charged with dangerous driving when he appeared at Dudley Magistrates' Court earlier.

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Image caption Officers examined the road after the crash

The mechanic was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on 21 June.

The force said the girl's family were being supported by specialist officers.

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