A man has appeared in court today, charged with causing the death of a teenager and giving police false details in a road traffic collision nine years ago.
Zahid Masood 47 from Heron Way, Rochester was remanded in custody when he appeared at Medway Magistrates Court this morning.
He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice following the collision on the M25, near junction 4 on November 3, 2003 in which 19-year-old air hostess Charlotte Smoker from Hertfordshire died a day later from her injuries.
She was driving a red Fiat Cinquecento.
He was arrested and charged on November 9 and will appear at Maidstone Crown Court on November 19.
Detective Sergeant Scott Lynch from Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: 'This collision may have occurred nine years ago but we have been actively investigating it throughout that time.
'I would like to urge anyway who didn’t come forward at the time and remembers the collision to come forward. They still may hold vital information.'
Call Kent Police’s witness line on 01622 798538 quoting reference YY/007673/12
Posted on: 10 November 2012
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