A DRIVER is due to appear in court accused of causing death by driving without due care and attention while over the prescribed alcohol limit.

The 44-year-old has been issued with a postal requisition almost 10 months after a fatal collision in Sherborne.

At 5.50pm on Saturday January 26 Dorset Police received a report of a collision involving a single vehicle that had left the carriageway at Tiley Knap, Middlemarsh. The vehicle involved was a silver Peugeot Boxer van.

A passenger in the vehicle, named by his family as 37-year-old Neil Adam Parsons from Sherborne, was taken to hospital for treatment but sadly later died from his injuries.

The driver of the van, a man from Honiton in Devon, was arrested in connection with the collision and will appear at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on Thursday November 21.