Man in court accused of causing death by dangerous driving of March lorry driver Phil Asplin

Crash A141, Huntingdon to Wyton,

Crash A141, Huntingdon to Wyton, - Credit: Archant

A man has been charged in connection with a fatal collision between two lorries on the A141 at Hartford on March 10.

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

The other lorry caught fire a short while later, however the driver, Vasile Chindris, 23, of Percival Road, Hornchurch, Romford, Essex, managed to escape. He was taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital serious but not life threatening injuries.

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

He has been remanded in police custody and made his first court appearance before magistrates in Cambridge on Wednesday.


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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.

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The fire caused serious damage to the road which remained closed to allow repairs to the surface. Diversions were put in place while the work is completed.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue said a call was made at 2.25pm on March 10 after a crash between two heavy goods vehicles and a van. A spokesman said that one HGV was turned on its side and on fire. The fire then spread to the other lorry.

Fire engines from Huntingdon, St Ives, St Neots, Cottenham, Ramsey and Chatteris were on the scene.

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

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