Crash teens died after 'takeaway runner'

THREE teenagers died in a horrific car crash following a chase after they ordered a takeaway and did “a runner”, a court heard today.

THREE teenagers died in a horrific car crash following a chase after they ordered a takeaway and did “a runner”, a court heard today.

The Ford Escort in which the 15-year-olds were passengers hit a tree after a kebab shop staff member chased them in a Volkswagen Bora when they failed to pay £14 for the food, Chelmsford Crown Court was told.

Escort driver Christopher Kibble, 18, of Sible Hedingham, Essex, and Bora driver, Sakir Olgun, 27, of Tottenham, north London, both deny causing death by dangerous driving.

Prosecutor Christopher Paxton told the court that Kibble and his friends, Christopher Jolley, of Little Maplestead, Essex, Danny Archer, of Sible Hedingham, and Richard Warren, of Halstead, Essex, had ordered food while night fishing with other youths in Halstead in May 2007.


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Kibble had driven off after Olgun had delivered the food to them in the car.

Mr Paxton said he followed and events took a “tragic course.”

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The cars had collided on a dark country road as Olgun attempted to overtake after crossing a double white line, said Mr Paxton.

Kibble, who was 17 at the time of the accident, had passed his driving test less than a week before the tragedy.

The hearing has been adjourned until tomorrow.

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