Two charged over UK motorway crash that killed eight

Two men have been charged over a crash on the M1 motorway in Britain that left eight people dead and three more seriously ill in hospital.

Ryszard Masierak and David Wagstaf were charged with eight counts each of causing death by dangerous driving and four each of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Mr Masierak was charged with eight more counts of causing death by careless driving while over the drink-drive limit.

Six men and two women died at the scene of the crash, near Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire on Saturday. It was reported on Saturday that a man, a woman and a five-year-old girl were being treated for life-threatening injuries, while another woman was in hospital in a less serious condition.

On Sunday, Thames Valley police said all four were in a serious condition.

Mr Masierak, who is 31 and from Worcestershire, was remanded in custody awaiting a court appearance on Monday.

Mr Wagstaf, who is 53 and from Stoke-on-Trent, was bailed and is due in court on September 11th.

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