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Driver denies coach death charges
The coach being taken away for examination
The crash happened on the M4/M25 slip road
A National Express coach driver has denied causing the deaths of three passengers by dangerous driving in a crash near Heathrow Airport.

Philip Rooney, from Lanarkshire, was driving the London-to-Aberdeen service when it overturned on the M4/M25 slip road last January.

Two people died soon afterwards and a third died six months later.

Mr Rooney, 48, pleaded not guilty to three counts when he appeared at Reading Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

He was bailed to appear at Oxford Crown Court on 8 September ahead of a trial on 27 October.

Christina Toner, 76, from Dundee, and Yi Di Lin, 30, a Chinese national, died in the crash while John Carruthers, 78, of Chertsey, Surrey died in hospital on 1 July.



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