Lorry driver, 60, charged over fatal M6 crash

Police stand and observe crushed car
Image caption The crash, involving a lorry and a car, happened at about 04:30 BST on 24 May

A lorry driver has been charged over a crash on the M6 motorway that left five people dead.

Zbigniew Grzabel, 60, is accused of five counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

Four women and a man died when their Nissan Micra was in collision with a lorry between junctions 15 and 14 near Stafford, early on 24 May.

Mr Grzabel, from Tipton in the West Midlands, is due to appear at Stafford Crown Court on 15 January.

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He also faces one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The victims, all Romanian nationals, were Marius Zevian, 45, who was driving the car, Cucoana Zevian, 49, Gheorghita Radu, 56, Nicoleta-Marinela Florea, 42, and Marcela Sandu, 34.

The group had been travelling from Stoke-on-Trent when the crash happened, in the early hours.

A 37-year-old male front seat passenger who was also in the Micra, survived despite suffering multiple injuries.

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