Tyne & Wear

Man in court after fatal A695 crash in Northumberland

Lucy Duggan
Image caption Lucy Duggan's parents said they had lost the "perfect daughter"

A man has appeared in court charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of an 18-year-old woman who died after a crash in Northumberland.

Lucy Duggan, from Wall, was treated in hospital after the collision on the A695 at Dilston, but later died.

Martin Li, 21, of Ash Close, Hexham, appeared before magistrates charged with eight driving offences.

Georgina Lester, the manager of the nursery where Miss Duggan worked, said she was "fun, smiling, always happy".

Miss Duggan was "full of life, just a young, sweet girl", she added.

Two cars were involved in the crash near Hexham at about 19:00 BST on Sunday.

Passengers in both vehicles were hurt.

Mr Li was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, four counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, making a false statement to obtain insurance and two counts of dangerous driving.

He was remanded in custody and will appear before Newcastle Crown Court on 11 September.

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