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Two people charged following fatal collision

Thursday, April 18, 2019

TWO people have been charged following a collison which led to the death of a teenager.

Jackson Pickering, 18, was crossing Springfield Road in Burnley last June when he was struck by a black VW Golf near the junction with Hollingreave Road.

The collision happened at 11.45pm on Saturday, June 16th.

Jackson, of Burnley, was left with serious head injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Royal Preston Hospital.  He sadly died from his injuries on Wednesday, June 20th

Following an investigation, and after consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, two people have been charged.

They are: Victoria Barker, 37, of Dill Hall Lane, Church who is charged with Causing Death by Dangerous Driving and George Barnes, 26, of Green Lane, Padiham who is charged with two counts of dangerous driving, making off without payment and assisting an offender.

They are bailed to appear at Burnley Magistrates’ Court on May 7th

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