A man could stand trial next year after a Norfolk crash in which a 40-year-old was killed.

Lee Peartree, 34, was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a smash involving a silver Mitsubishi and a black Ford S Max on the A143 at Earsham.

Jonathan Nyashamu, a care support worker from Ivory Road, Norwich, died after suffering multiple injuries in the crash, which happened at about 8pm on October 1 this year.

Peartree, of Appletree Lane, Roydon, was meant to appear at Norwich Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing (PTPH) on Wednesday (November 8).

But he did not attend with the court told the defendant had not received pain relief for two days and was "unfit" to appear.

Judge Alice Robinson fixed a provisional date of March 18 for the trial, expected to last five days, with a further hearing set for January 15 next year.