Man charged in connection with fatal collision at Huntingdon

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A man has been charged in connection with a fatal collision between two lorries near Huntingdon.

The driver of one of the lorries, Philip Asplin (59) of Cedar Close, March, suffered fatal injuries after the lorry he was driving collided with another HGV and instantly caught fire.

The accident happened on the A141 at Hartford near Huntingdon on March 10.

The other lorry caught fire a short while later.

However the driver, Vasile Chindris (23) of Percival Road, Hornchurch, Romford, Essex, managed to escape although was taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital serious but not life threatening injuries.

He was arrested yesterday (Tuesday) and has since been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been remanded in police custody and is due to appear at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday).

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either of the vehicles leading up to the moments before the incident.

Anyone with information should contact the roads policing unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.