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Motorist charged with death of girl, 10, while over drink drive limit
A man has been charged following the death of a ten-year-old girl in a road crash while over the drink drive limit.
Robert Blakely has been charged with causing the death of Evey Rose Staley by driving without due care and attention and while under the influence of alcohol.
The 31-year-old, from Broadway, in Sandown, will appear before magistrates on April 2.
The charges come after Evey and her family crashed with another car in August last year on the Isle of Wight.
Evey was taken to Southampton General Hospital where she died of her injuries.
Her parents, 44-year-old dad Neal and 41-year-old mum Penny, bo were treated at St Mary’s Hospital, having suffered life-threatening injuries.
The family were travelling in a Subaru on the A3020 Cowes Road, Newport, when it was in collision with a Ford Puma.
Paying tribute to the youngster, a pupil at Ryde Junior School, shortly after the crash her family said she had an infectious smile and had a lovable personality that was adored by everyone who met her.
Their statement added: “Evey’s quirky sense of humour kept us all laughing and her passion for baking meant we were never short of homemade treats. Evey, being the young lady she was, loved shopping, fashion and, more importantly, chocolate!
“She had many interests, which included history – the Tudors, Victorians and the Romans – and netball, where she was working hard to make this year’s school team.
“Evey particularly loved crime investigation programmes which inspired her to want to become a police officer.”