Two charged over Sian death crash

TWO teenagers have been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following the accident which claimed the life of Suffolk teenager Sian Ryan.

TWO teenagers were charged with causing death by dangerous driving tonight following the accident which claimed the life of Suffolk teenager Sian Ryan.

Sixteen-year-old Miss Ryan, of Alan Road, Ipswich, died after a crash on the A14 at Nacton on August 17. She was a front-seat passenger in a Citroen Saxo which was involved in a collision with an Audi A3 Tdi Sport.

This evening, Gavin Sahota, 18, of Stewart Young Grove, Kesgrave, and Perri Daniel, 19, of Upper Cavendish Street, Ipswich, were charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

They have been released on bail and are due to appear at the South East Suffolk Magistrates Court at 9.30am on November 25.


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Miss Ryan, who was a Copleston High School pupil, was a gifted sportswoman, excelling at football and tennis, and securing trials for the England girls' football team.

Following her death, an award was created in her honour as part of the Team Ipswich Sports Awards called The Sian Ryan Young Sports Personality of the Year Award.

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- James Eaton, 21, of Woodbridge Road East, Ipswich, was charged tonight with causing death by careless driving, fraudulent use of a registration mark, fraudulent use of a vehicle licence, having no insurance and having no MOT, in relation to a crash on October 5 which claimed the life of Ipswich bus driver Joseph Gray.

The accident happened in Landseer Road, Ipswich, and 51-year-old Mr Gray died from his injuries shortly after arriving at hospital.

Eaton is due to appear at the South East Suffolk Magistrates Court November 25.

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