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Lorry driver who killed pensioner in M25 crash to be sentenced today
A GERMAN lorry driver will be sentenced today for killing a pensioner in a M25 pile-up near the Dartford Crossing.
Ronald Moughton, 79, of Lowbrook Road in Ilford, died after his Renault Clio was caught up in the crash involving four lorries and five other cars.
His 58-year-old son, also from Ilford, and a 47-year-old woman from Basildon, suffered serious injuries.
It happened on the clockwise carriageway of the motorway near Aveley in Essex at 12.30pm on Tuesday April 2.
One of the lorry drivers, Anton Maizen, was arrested at the scene and later charged with one count of causing death by dangerous driving and two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
Maizen, a 58-year-old from Wixhausen in Germany, pleaded guilty to all charges during a hearing at Basildon Crown Court in July.
He will appear at the same court today to discover his fate.
A 43-year-old lorry driver who was also arrested at the scene was released without charge.