A professional footballer charged with causing the deaths of two young boys by dangerous driving on the M6 in Staffordshire is to appear in court.
Plymouth Argyle goalkeeper Luke McCormick will appear at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court for a preliminary hearing over the deaths of Arron Peak, 10, and his brother Ben, eight.
He is also charged with driving with excess alcohol and driving without insurance.
The boys were killed on June 7 as they made their way to the Silverstone racetrack for a day out.
The Toyota Previa people carrier in which they were travelling with their father and three friends was hit by a black Range Rover shortly before 5.45am.
The boys' father, Phil Peak, 37, who was at the wheel of the Toyota, was left seriously injured.
He sustained a suspected broken neck and back in the crash and was treated at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
His wife Amanda, 30, attended McCormick's first court appearance at Fenton Magistrates' Court in Stoke-on-Trent last week clutching a teddy bear and a framed photograph of her sons.
Coventry-born McCormick, 24, is a former England youth international and was twice voted Argyle's young player of the season.