A man has appeared in court to answer charges in connection with a car crash that left an elderly woman dead.
Steven Hey appeared at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on Monday, December 16, to face a charge of death by dangerous driving, as well as a drink driving charge.
The charges relate to a fatal collision on the A64 on Station Road, Ganton, on May 27, this year in which pensioner Dorothy Brookes was killed.
Hey, 29, of Shelley Drive, Barnsley, is alleged to have been over the legal prescribed drink drive limit when the crash occurred.
Tests carried out by the police after the crash are alleged to have found that he had 88 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
The hearing was the first for Hey since he was charged over the fatal collision.
At his brief appearance, Hey appeared to confirm his personal details, before the case was immediately passed up to York Crown Court due to the serious nature of the charges.
He will now appear at York Crown Court on December 30.
Mrs Brookes suffered fatal injuries in the early afternoon crash.
She was the passenger in a grey Ford Mondeo, while Hey was behind the wheel of a Vauxhall Astra.
The road was closed for several hours while the vehicles were recovered.