Van driver charged over crash which killed boy, 7

William Brown
William Brown died at the scene of the crash in Folkestone [Family Handout]

A driver has been charged following a collision which killed a seven-year-old boy.

Pedestrian William Brown was pronounced dead at the scene in Folkestone, Kent, after an incident on the A259 Sandgate Esplanade on 6 December.

Police said the incident had involved two vehicles, a red Citroen car and a grey Peugeot van. The van is alleged to have left the scene before the emergency services arrived.

Stewart Powell, 49, of St Mary’s Bay, has been charged with failing to stop following a collision.

He was also charged with driving without insurance as it was alleged that although there was insurance in force for the vehicle, it was being driven outside the terms of that policy, Kent Police said.

Mr Powell was bailed to appear before Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 24 May.

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