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Woman in court after six-car M1 pile-up which caused death of pensioner

The 33-year-old faces several serious charges

Craigavon Court

A county Armagh woman has appeared in court accused of causing a six-car pile-up on the M1 which claimed the life of a pensioner.

Melissa Nugent, 33, from Clonmore Road, faces three charges, which include causing the death of pensioner Margaret Buchanan on April 8, 2016.

The 33-year-old was making a first appearance in relation to the charges at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

She is also charged with causing grievous bodily injury to Margaret Ball and Isabella Heaney by driving carelessly on the M1.

District Judge Bernie Kelly adjourned the case until November 21.

Nugent was released on her own bail of £500.

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