Death crash teen admits charge

A TEENAGER has pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice in relation to a crash that claimed the life of an Ipswich grandmother.

Neil Puffett

A TEENAGER has pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice in relation to a crash that claimed the life of an Ipswich grandmother.

Kyler Jackson, 18, of Blake Road, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to the charge during a hearing at Ipswich crown Court yesterday.

A further count of careless driving will be taken into consideration when Jackson appears for sentencing on July 18.


You may also want to watch:


Susan Garnham, 61, died at Ipswich Hospital after being involved in a collision with a car in Stoke Park Drive on March 23.

Mrs Garnham suffered traumatic chest injuries in the accident on March 23 and died soon after at Ipswich Hospital.

Most Read

An inquest at Suffolk County Council's Endeavour House heard the crash, which took place at 8.35am in Ipswich's Stoke Park Drive and involved a Fiat Punto, came after heavy snowfall.

Witnesses told police how the impact of the collision caused Mrs Garnham, a school administrator at Stoke High for 28 years, to be thrown against a sign post.

Pc Michael Small, from Suffolk police's Roads Policing Unit, was one of the first officers on the scene.

He said he found Mrs Garnham, who lived with husband Mike in Hexham Close, Ipswich, lying on a grass area at the side of the road and was “clearly very seriously injured”.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter