Man in court charged after two car crash kills taxi driver

A man has been charged following a fatal crash that killed a ‘loved and long standing taxi driver’ 

Norman Bullock, 65 from Grays died after his car crashed with a BMW shortly after 4am on Monday, after a red Peugeot 308 taxi and a black BMW X5 had collided.

Edvinas Pupkis, 22, of Devonshire Road, Ilford has been charged with causing death by careless driving, aggravated vehicle taking, causing death by driving a vehicle while unlicensed and uninsured, failing to report a road accident, failing to stop, driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

He is due to appear at Basildon Magistrates court on Thursday 8 October.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Alan Lamb said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends who have been affected by this incident.

“We want to thank the local residence for their understanding and support and all those who came forward with information, your help has been vital to our investigation.”

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