Man, 43, charged with causing death of Kettering pensioner and two others in minibus crash

Richard Kenworthy, pictured, was one of three people who died in the crash more than a year ago

Richard Kenworthy, 72, died in the crash
Richard Kenworthy, 72, died in the crash

A man is due to appear in court tomorrow, Saturday, charged with causing the death of three people - including a 72-year-old man from Kettering - in a minibus crash more than a year ago.

Cambridgeshire Police tonight, Friday, confirmed that Bogdan Ksiazek, 43, of Sycamore Close, Towcester, Northamptonshire, has been charged with three counts of causing death by dangerous driving and eight counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He has been remanded in custody.

The spokesperson said: "The white Mercedes minibus was involved in a collision with a black Volkswagen Golf on the B1040 Somersham Road at about 4.50pm on Thursday, 14 November, 2019.

"Three passengers on the minibus died - Richard Kenworthy, 72, of Judith Road, Kettering; Margaret Henwood, 85, of Foxlease Road, Bedford; and Barbara McGruer, 86, of Trent Road, Bedford.

"A total of 18 people, all aged between 60 and 80, were taken to hospital," the spokesperson added.

Shortly after the accident, Mr Kenworthy's family paid tribute to him.

His daughter Emma Montague said: “Richard was a loving father, grandfather and husband, with a zest for life which lived to the full. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.”