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Walpole Highway man charged with death by dangerous driving after crash which caused death of 20-year-old Wisbech St Mary woman





A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal collision in Gorefield last year which caused the death of a young female passenger.

Thomas Peggs, 31, of Mill Road, Walpole Highway will appear at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday, March 8 following the incident in Gote Lane on February 3, 2023.

Peggs has also been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving in the crash, after which 20-year-old Grace Robinson, from Wisbech St Mary, died and her friend, an 18-year-old woman from the Wisbech area, received serious injuries.

20-year-old Grace Robinson was killed in the crash
20-year-old Grace Robinson was killed in the crash

Emergency services were called to the accident just after 5pm on Friday, February 3 last year to reports of a crash involving a Jaguar XKR with three occupants.

Paramedics attended and all three were taken to Addenbrooke’s hospital with serious injuries. Grace died the following day as a result of her injuries and Peggs and the 18-year-old passenger remained in hospital for some time.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue confirmed at the time that two crews from Wisbech were called to the accident and firefighters used specialist equipment to release two casualties – a third casualty was out of the vehicle on arrival.

Tributes were left at the scene of the accident
Tributes were left at the scene of the accident

An inquest was opened in March last year where senior coroner David Heming said there was no definitive cause of Miss Robinson's death as yet.

Her family paid tribute, saying: “Precious daughter, beautiful, young, loved by everyone. Lit up every room with her smile, her boundless energy and love of life will stay with us all forever, words fail us.”



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