A TRIAL date has been fixed for the man accused of causing the deaths of two pensioners in Wiltshire.

Nicholas Haynes has pleaded not guilty to two counts of death by dangerous driving.

It followed a head-on crash on the A429 in September last year. Anthony Webster and Gillian Smith, both in their 80s and from the Buckingham area, died.

It is said Haynes was behind the wheel of an Audi A5 when the car clipped the back of a Range Rover being driven along the A429 through Corston towards Chippenham at around 4.20pm.

Less than a minute later, the driver of the 4x4 came across the scene of a second accident. Haynes is alleged to have had crashed into an oncoming Honda Jazz as he attempted to overtake a vehicle.

Mr Webster and Ms Smith, both passengers in the Honda, died at the scene of the crash.

At Swindon Crown Court yesterday Judge Peter Crabtree fixed a trial for June 15. It is expected to last four days.

Haynes, 32, of Newark Road, Gloucester, was bailed with conditions to reside at his home in Gloucester and not drive.