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8 January 2019, 11:39 | Updated: 8 January 2019, 11:43
A former youth football coach from Cambridge, due to stand trial for the sexual abuse of boys under the age of 16, has died.
He died following a single-vehicle crash on the A1303 at Bottisham on the 7th January, police confirmed.
75 year old Michael Carson of St Bartholomew’s Court in Cambridge, was driving his red Mazda 3 at about 9.45am when it left the road and crashed into a tree.
Emergency services attempted to save Mr Carson’s life but he was declared dead at the scene a short time later.
No other vehicle or person was involved in the collision.
The 75 year old had denied 13 allegations involving 11 under-16s dating back to between 1978 and 2009.