Suspected ‘stolen car’ driver named right after two cyclists killed in crash

A gentleman is owing in court docket nowadays billed with killing two cyclists and injuring a different female by driving dangerously in an allegedly stolen motor vehicle.

Colin Smith, 22, is accused of driving the Ford Fiesta ST Turbo in Dunlop Highway, Speke, on February 28 final yr when he collided with a different car and the cyclists.

Clare Killey, 45, from Childwall, was killed at the scene although 39-yr-previous Anthony Cope, from Halewood, fought for lifetime for a different 3 months just before dying on March 18.

Smith, who has addresses mentioned in Islands Farm Reduced Highway, Halewood, and Lavender Gardens in Bewsey, Warrington, now faces two expenses of leading to demise by perilous driving and a person of leading to severe injuries by perilous driving to a Katy Nicholson.

He is also billed with obtaining stolen products, referring to the Ford Fiesta, among April 29, 2018, and the day of the crash.

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Smith also faces 4 expenses of fraud relating to getting insurance policy for the car by allegedly telling insurance policy firms he was in lawful possession of the motor vehicle.

He is owing to make a initially visual appeal in Liverpool Magistrates' Courtroom this early morning.

The tributes still left to tragic bicycle owner Clare Killey, as her partner Peter and daugher Anabel, 11, attended the crash internet site in Speke

The family members of Mr Cope, regarded as Tony, paid out tribute at the time of his demise.

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They claimed: “Tony is the most astounding father, associate, son, brother and pal. He enjoys biking and carp fishing and has normally appreciated staying energetic.

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“We are wholly devastated by what has transpired and inquire for privateness at this time.”

Immediately after Ms Killey's demise about 50 cyclists fashioned a solemn procession at the rear of her funeral cortege as devastated good friends and family members claimed goodbye to her.

The text “spouse”, “sister” and “mum” ended up intricately spelt out in white bouquets in her hearse with the initials Q.O.M – Queen of the Mountains – referenced between the tributes.

Reverend Tim Meadows, who examine the Psalm bible looking through and led the prayers, advised these in church: “We will don't forget Clare as Queen of the Mountains for her bravery, willpower and charming pleasure.”

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