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Sudbury driver faces death by careless driving charge after 74-year-old Christine Ward dies in road accident

PUBLISHED: 11:30 03 February 2015 | UPDATED: 12:16 03 February 2015

Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' Court

Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' Court

A Sudbury woman has appeared in court accused of death by careless or inconsiderate driving following a collision which led to a 74-year-old pedestrian losing her life.

Tracey Wright, of Cross Street, made her first appearance on the allegation before West Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Bury St Edmunds.

The 49-year-old is said to have been driving a Honda Jazz which was in collision with Christine Ward in Head Lane, Great Cornard.

The 74-year-old, who was from Great Cornard, died en route to West Suffolk Hospital.

At the time it was stated that she had been attempting to cross the road when the tragedy occurred at around 6.55pm on March 21 last year.

Following Mrs Ward’s death, Suffolk Constabulary’s serious collision investigation team began an inquiry which resulted in Wright being charged.

The particulars of the charge state she is alleged to have been driving without due care and attention when the tragedy took place.

Wright’s case was committed to Ipswich Crown Court.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled to take place on February 19.

Wright was released on unconditional bail by magistrates until her next court appearance.

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