A MAN from Wallingford has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a crash on the M4 last year.

Paul Duxbury, 36, of Rowland Close, faces the count in relation to a collision on the eastbound carriageway of the motorway between junctions five and six on July 5.

Motorcyclist Edmond Lee suffered severe head injuries and died as a result of the crash.

The father from Cookham in Berkshire was 46 and left behind wife Ciara Lee and their two-year-old son Seren Ying Hei.

A statement from his wife released by Thames Valley Police shortly after his death said: “Eddy was the most deeply loved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, brother-in-law, colleague, sports team member and friend to so many.

“Last Tuesday night Eddy completed his much-loved weekly time trial on the river with Longridge Canoe Club.

“We watched with friends from our paddle boards at a beachy section of the river.

“Our little boy made sand castles, before Eddy joined us for a picnic dinner.This was our family’s happy place.

“Hours later, the most important person in our lives was catastrophically injured, and that incredible soul gone.”

She added: “I will seek to raise our two-year-old son to be as fun, thoughtful and kind as his father.

“We lived on the river and we loved the river.

“We have been so fortunate to have had this incredible summer together, and while the pain is currently unbearable, we will continue to love it in Eddy’s memory.”

Duxbury is due to appear at Slough Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, February 19.