A man has been charged in connection with a fatal crash near Malmesbury, in which two people died.

Nicholas Roy Haynes, 32, of Newark Road, Gloucester, has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, two counts of failing to stop at the scene of an accident, and one count of driving without due care and attention.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Swindon Magistrates Court this morning.

Emergency services were called to the A429 between Kingway bridge and Corston village shortly before 4.30pm on Monday.

An Audi A5 was in collision with a Honda Jazz.

The front seat passenger of the Honda, a woman aged in her 80s, and a rear seat passenger, a man in his 80s both from the Buckingham area, died at the scene.

The driver of the Honda, a man in his 80s, sustained minor injuries.

A spokesperson for Malmesbury police said: "A file will now be prepared on behalf of H M Coroner for Wiltshire and our thoughts are with their families at this extremely difficult time.

"The road was closed for approximately 10 hours while extraction and recovery took place, and an investigation was conducted.

"Anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone who has dash cam footage of either vehicle prior to the collision, or the collision itself, should contact police if they have not already done so, on 101."

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