A MAN has been charged after a heavy goods vehicle hit and killed an 89-year-old woman.

The incident, in New Milton, involved a DAF lorry belonging to Travis Perkins.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the collision in Station Road at around 1pm on January 20, but Margaret Fraser, an 89-year-old who lived in the village, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Now, almost eight months on, officers have charged Gary Horbury, 57, of Ferndale Road, New Milton, with causing death by careless driving.

He will appear at Southampton Magistrates' Court on October 13.