Man Charged Over Teesside Fundraiser's Crash Death

30 October 2014, 09:39

An 18-year-old man's been charged over a crash in Hemlington which left a man dad and his daughter in a critical condition in hospital .

39 year old Andrew Corfield died in the crash on Tuesday.

A 17-year-old woman remains in James Cook University Hospital.

She is in a critical but stable condition this morning.

The man's due in court later charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury through dangerous driving and aggravated vehicle taking (TWOC - taking without consent).

UPDATED 29th October 2014

A popular charity fundraiser from Teesside who made hundreds of thousands of people laugh with his internet videos has been killed in a car crash.

An 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and stealing a car following the collision at 7.30pm yesterday in Hemlington, Middlesbrough, in which Andrew Corfield died.

The 39-year-old's daughter Alice, 17, was in a critical condition at the James Cook University Hospital following the collision between his silver Ford Fiesta and a Hyundai Santa Fe.

Mr Corfield, a crane driver, raised funds for the Lullaby Trust following the cot death of his baby son Jack in 1995.

He completed the Loch Ness marathon last year despite a painful knee injury and raised more than £6,000.

He was also the creator of the popular Boro Pat videos, where the children's cartoon character Postman Pat was overdubbed with a filthy dialogue spoken in a thick Teesside accent.

The spoof videos have been watched hundreds of thousands of times online.

Mr Corfield was married to Lisa, and was also father to their children Owen and Amy, and grandfather to Amy's daughter.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said:
"An 18-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident remains in police custody this afternoon.''

Anyone who saw the crash should call 101.