A 30-year-old man from Nottingham has denied causing the death of a pensioner following a crash on the M1. Gelu Rus, of Laurie Avenue, Forest Fields, was dressed a suit and a blue, striped, shirt as he appeared at court on October 12. Speaking through a Romanian interpreter, the 30-year-old entered a not guilty plea to a charge of causing the death of Elizabeth Harrison through careless driving. The 86-year-old was in the back seat of a Nissan Qashqai when it was involved in a crash with a number of other vehicles at around 2.15pm on December 30 last year. The crash happened on the southbound carriageway of the motorway between junction 29, for Chesterfield, and junction 28, for Alfreton, Derbyshire Live reports. Mrs Barrett, of Roper Lane, Barnsley, was airlifted to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital by air ambulance but died later. Read More COURTS IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Rus was handed unconditional bail. A trial, which is expected to last up to four days, has been set for June next year. Get the most important news straight in your inbox before 9am every day – sign up to Nottinghamshire Live’s newsletter. No complicated forms to fill out, just enter your email address in the black box at the top of this page.