Man charged with drug driving after fatal minibus crash on A34 

A man has been charged in connection with a fatal crash on the A34 earlier this year. 

Lee Burdon, 20, of Tristram Avenue, Durham, will appear in court next month charged with causing death by driving while over the prescribed drug limit.

Police have charged a man with drug driving following a crash on A34 in February

Police have charged a man with drug driving following a crash on A34 in February

Craig Hall, 36, from Middlesbrough, died following a crash involving a minibus and a lorry on the A34 southbound on February 26. 

He was travelling in the minibus and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash happened on the A34 southbound, just south of Sutton Scotney services, at about 4.40am on February 26. 

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Three other passengers - two 25-year-old men and a 24-year-old man, who are all from North Yorkshire - were injured.

Two were taken with minor injuries to North Hampshire Hospital and the other was taken to Southampton General Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the lorry, a 63-year-old man, from Warwickshire was not injured.

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The road was closed for about 10 hours while police carried out an investigation

Mr Burdon is due to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on September 18.