Watford lorry driver pleads not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving (From Watford Observer)
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Watford lorry driver Christopher Watson pleads not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving
A 44-year-old trucker appeared before a judge today accused of causing a fatal crash involving two lorries on a busy rural road.
Christopher Watson denied causing death by dangerous driving after 52-year-old lorry driver Michael Stringer was killed in the collision.
The crash happened on the single-carriageway A415 near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, on the morning of July 18 last year.
Watson, of Tudor Drive, Watford, stood in the dock at Oxford Crown Court wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.
He said "not guilty" when the single charge of causing death by dangerous driving was put to him.
Relatives of Mr Stringer, who was from Aylesbury, Bucks, sat quietly in the public gallery during the 10-minute hearing.
Judge Gordon Risius set the date for a seven-day trial to begin on November 18.
"I will extend unconditional bail until the trial," he said.