Trial of tractor driver accused of causing A14 death crash set for next year
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The trial of a Suffolk tractor driver accused of causing the death of a 67-year-old man by dangerous driving following a fatal collision on the A14 has been given a provisional date in February next year.
Before Ipswich Crown Court on Friday (September 13) was 25-year-old Christopher Duerden, of Bridge Street, Bungay, who is accused of causing the death of Mick Rayner by dangerous driving nearly two years ago.
No plea was taken from the defendant at Friday's hearing and a further hearing will take place on November 1. A provisional trial date was given as February 10.
Police were called around 6.45am on Friday, October 20, 2017, to reports of a collision on the eastbound carriageway of the A14 close to the Orwell Bridge, before the Nacton junction.
A Nissan Cabstar van, driven by Mr Rayner, had stopped on the carriageway and he was out of the vehicle when both he and the van were struck by a JCB Fastrac tractor and agricultural trailer driven by Duerden.
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Mr Rayner died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
A passenger in his vehicle was not injured.
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