Leeds & West Yorkshire

Motorway hen party crash driver pleads not guilty

Bethany Jones
Image caption Bethany Jones, 18, was killed in the crash on the M62 in West Yorkshire in April last year

A lorry driver involved in a crash which killed a woman on the M62 in West Yorkshire has pleaded not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

Kevin Ollerhead, 43, from Lincoln Crescent, St Helens denied the charge when he appeared at Leeds Crown Court.

Eighteen-year-old Bethany Jones from South Elmsall died and 12 people were injured in the crash between a minibus and a lorry in April last year.

A group of 21 women on the bus were travelling to a hen party in Liverpool.

The minibus driver, James Johnson, 63, of Whytecote End, Bradford did not enter a plea on the same charge.

Both were bailed and will appear in court again on 23 July.

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