Minibus driver admits guilt in hen party death crash

A minibus driver has admitted causing the death of a woman in a crash on the M62 on the way to a hen party in Liverpool.

Bethany Jones, 18, died and many of her friends and family were seriously injured when the minibus they were travelling in hit a lorry on the M62 in West Yorkshire last April.

Minibus driver James Johnson [pictured] and Kevin Ollerhead, the driver of the Farmfoods lorry, were both charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Johnson, 62, of Wyke, Bradford, admitted the charge at Leeds Crown Court on 29 September.

He is expected to be sentenced next month.

Ollerhead denies the charge and will stand trial next month.

The crash happened a short time after the minibusleftSouth Elmsall in Yorkshire to travel to Liverpool on April 26.

In total, 21 women were injured in the collision, including bride-to-be Stefanie Firth as well as Miss Jones’s mother and sister.

Picture courtesy of the BBC