Tuesday 11 December 2018

Man charged over horror crash that killed three teens

Undated photo of the black Audi car involved in the road traffic accident Shepiston Lane in Hayes where three teenage boys died when the car ploughed into a bus stop. Photo: PA
Undated photo of the black Audi car involved in the road traffic accident Shepiston Lane in Hayes where three teenage boys died when the car ploughed into a bus stop. Photo: PA

Scott Darcy and Tess de la Mare, Press Association

A man has been charged over a car crash that killed three teenage boys.

Jaynesh Chudasama, of Hayes, west London, is accused of three counts of causing the death by dangerous driving, the Metropolitan Police said.

The 28-year-old will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on Monday.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after handing himself in at a north London police station at around 7pm on Sunday.

Investigators had appealed for the whereabouts of the older man, believing there were at least two men in a black Audi that ploughed into three friends on Shepiston Lane in Hayes.

The Metropolitan Police said formal identification of the victims had yet to be completed, officers were confident they are Harry Rice, 17, and 16-year-olds George Wilkinson and Josh Mcgunniess.

The scene in Shepiston Lane in Hayes where three teenage boys have died after a car ploughed into a bus stop. Photo: PA
The scene in Shepiston Lane in Hayes where three teenage boys have died after a car ploughed into a bus stop. Photo: PA

Despite the efforts of paramedics, all three boys were pronounced dead at the scene.

It is understood they had been on their way to a birthday party at a nearby football club with friends when they were killed.

Detective Sergeant Michael Rapp, of the Met's serious collision investigation unit, said: "This is a fast-moving investigation and CCTV inquiries and forensic analysis of the car involved are under way.

"At least two males are believed to have left the black Audi A5 following the collision.

"Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the collision and the number of occupants in the vehicle involved."

He also appealed for privacy for the families, who were "still barely coming to terms with their loss".

The victims were with a group of friends walking towards the Goals five-a-side football club at around 8.40pm on Friday when they were hit.

The collision occurred close to the Esso garage near junction four of the M4.

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