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Lorry driver in court over A689 crash death


An HGV driver has appeared before magistrates after a great-grandmother died in a head-on collision in Cumbria.Jaroslaw Kazimerz Mieczan is charged with causing death by dangerous driving, following a crash on the A689 near Carlisle on Thursday.Maureen Smith, 86, from Heads Nook, Brampton, died at the scene.Mr Mieczan, 43 and of Molodiatycze, Trzeszczany in Poland, did not enter a plea, and was remanded to appear at Carlisle Crown Court on Monday.In a statement, Maureen Smith’s family paid tribute to a “very much loved mum, grandma, great grandma, sister and aunty who had many friends”.It read: “She was a great believer in helping others, dedicating a lot of time to family, friends, supporting charities and those in need.”We will treasure every memory of her.”
Source: BBC Cumbria