Man charged with causing pedestrian’s death in New Milton town centre

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Gary Horbury
The scene in New Milton town centre after the collision

OFFICERS investigating a fatal collision in New Milton town centre early this year in which an 89-year-old pedestrian died have charged a man.

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Margaret Fraser, of Waverley Road, New Milton, was killed in the incident involving a lorry on Station Road on 20th January.

Police have now charged Gary Horbury (57), of Ferndale Road, New Milton, with causing death by careless driving.

The incident involved a Travis Perkins lorry and saw the road closed between 1pm and 8pm while investigations were carried out.

The grandmother, described by her family as “inspirational” in a tribute after her death, suffered multiple injuries, an inquest heard.

Horbury will appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court on 13th October.

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