Bail for lorry driver

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A TRUCKER arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in an collision which killed four members of the same family had been rebailed.

The 42-year-old from Hetton was arrested after the crash on Seaton Lane, Seaham, near to Sharpley Golf Course, on Wednesday, April 25.

Robert Reed, 75, who had been driving a Renault Scenic, his great-granddaughter Destiny Reen, 14 months, and the baby’s mother Natalie Simpson, 18, died at the scene. Mr Reed’s wife Margaret, 74, suffered head injuries and was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and died in May after never regaining consciousness.

The Reeds had lived in St Michael’s Houghton, and Natalie and her daughter had lived in Britannia Terrace in Chilton Moor.

The driver of the lorry has now been rebailed until mid-April as inquiries into the crash continue.

His lorry came off the road in the collision, through two hedges and travelled up an embankment before it came to rest on the fairway of the golf course.