Kent

Paul Carwithen death: Man admits dangerous driving

  • 8 March 2013
  • From the section Kent
Scene of collision
Image caption Paul Carwithen was killed when he was struck by a car in Maidstone in the early hours of New Year's Day

A 21-year-old driver has admitted killing a pedestrian in a crash on New Year's Day in Maidstone.

Valdis Labeckis, previously of Old Tovil Road in Maidstone, pleaded guilty to causing the death by dangerous driving of 34-year-old Paul Carwithen.

Mr Carwithen was killed when he was hit by a BMW between Postley Road and Old Tovil Road in the early hours.

Labeckis was remanded in custody at Maidstone Crown Court for sentencing at the same court on 15 March.

A 29-year-old female pedestrian also suffered serious injuries in the crash.

Mr Carwithen, who was originally from Devon, was working for Morrison's supermarket in Maidstone at the time.

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