Man admits causing death by dangerous driving after fatal crash in Bicknacre

Nicholas Weston, a 22-year-old fence erector from Pedlars Path in Danbury.
Has admitted causing det

Nicholas Weston, a 22-year-old fence erector from Pedlars Path in Danbury. Has admitted causing detah by dangerous driving. - Credit: Archant

A man has admitted causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal crash in Essex.

Nicholas Weston from Pedlars Path, Danbury, appeared before Chelmsford Crown Court yesterday.

The fence erector also admitted one charge of causing serious injury to a passenger by dangerous driving.

Weston, 22, was behind the wheel of a Ford Escort van when he lost control while driving along Leighams Road, Bicknacre.

The van hit a tree and one passenger, 18-year-old William Andrews from South Woodham Ferrers, was declared dead at the scene.


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Another passenger, Joshua Cumberland, who was 18 at the time but is now 19, was seriously injured in the collision.

The crash happened shortly after 9.30pm on September 28 last year.

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Weston will be sentenced back at the court on Friday December 19.

He has been bailed until his court appearance but is not allowed to drive.

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