Girl due in court on road death charge

By Juliette MaxamA 16-YEAR-OLD girl is due to appear in court in connection with the death of another teenager in a car crash 18 months ago.Camilla Hamilton, 15, was killed instantly when a Mercedes ML 4x4 car collided with a tree in Pebmarsh, near Halstead, on June 28, 2003.

By Juliette Maxam

A 16-YEAR-OLD girl is due to appear in court in connection with the death of another teenager in a car crash 18 months ago.

Camilla Hamilton, 15, was killed instantly when a Mercedes ML 4x4 car collided with a tree in Pebmarsh, near Halstead, on June 28, 2003.

She was a passenger in the car, which was being driven by a 15-year-old girl and which crashed on a bend near Cripple Corner, to the north of Pebmarsh.


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The driver, who is now aged 16, has been summonsed to appear at Harwich Youth Court in February to face charges of causing death by dangerous driving and aggravated taking a vehicle without consent.

Last December the Crown Prosecution Service announced the girl would not face charges as it was considered not in the public interest to prosecute her.

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But an Essex Police spokesman said yesterday: “Road policing officers have carried out extensive enquiries following the arrest of a 15-year-old girl on the night of the crash.

“The now 16-year-old girl is set to appear before Harwich Magistrates' Court on February 23 to hear one count of causing death by dangerous driving and one of aggravated taking a vehicle without consent against her.”

Camilla, of Littley Green, near Braintree, was a bright girl with a talent for English and modern languages. She was a star pupil at Felsted School, where her funeral was held in the school chapel.

She was captain of the Essex under-15s hockey team and had been selected to go for county netball trials. She also enjoyed singing and dancing.

juliette.maxam@eadt.co.uk

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