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Two charged following death of two 17-year-olds in Busby Stoop collision

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Two men have been charged following the deaths of George Thomas Turner (17) and Mason Pearson (17), in a road traffic collision on 7 March 2018.

It happened on the A61 between Busby Stoop and Carlton Miniott and involved a green Volkswagen Bora and a black Ford Focus

The driver of the Bora, a 23-year-old man from Thirsk, has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and five counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The teenage driver of a third vehicle that was not involved in the collision, but driving in company with the Bora, has been charged with one count of dangerous driving.

Both men are due to appear at Northallerton Magistrates’ Court at 1.30pm on Tuesday 18 December 2018.

George and Mason were both passengers in the VW Bora. Another two passengers in the Bora, an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, were taken to hospital in a critical condition and later discharged.

The driver and passengers of the Ford Focus, a 27-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman from outside the area were discharged from hospital following treatment. Their three-year-old daughter and a six-month old son were kept in hospital for observation before being discharged.

Reference: 12180039673

Last modified: November 26, 2018