A MAN has been charged with causing the death of a cyclist from South Tyneside in a traffic smash.
Sean Ruff, 61, was killed on Tuesday, May 21, after he was in collision with an Argos delivery van on the A66 in Eaglescliffe, Teesside.
Father-of-four Mr Ruff, of Cleadon Village, had been married for 31 years.
At the time of his death, his family released a statement about their devastating loss.
It read: “Sean was a devoted family man.
“He was a hugely committed and highly-principled man who gave 100 per cent to everything he did – family, sport, rugby coach, fundraiser and passionate Sunderland supporter.
“He was an avid cyclist and always wore the correct cycling safety equipment and clothing.
“He died doing something he loved and will be sorely missed.”
Cleveland Police have confirmed that a 50-year-old man has been charged with causing death by careless driving.
He is due to appear at Teesside Magistrates’ Court in Middlesbrough on Wednesday, October 16.