Eleanor Coleman admits causing friend's A47 crash death

  • 3 October 2012
  • From the section Norfolk

A teenager from Norfolk has pleaded guilty to causing a friend's death by careless driving on the A47 as she was driving back from a Halloween party.

Ellie Tweed, 18, from Hemsby, Norfolk, died when a car, driven by Eleanor Coleman, crashed into a parked lorry at North Burlingham last November.

At Norwich Crown Court, Coleman, 19, of Runham, near Great Yarmouth, was disqualified from driving.

Coleman, who admitted the offence, is due to be sentenced on 24 October.

She was released on unconditional bail.

Miss Tweed was a front seat passenger in the black Fiat Punto which burst into flames after it crashed into the large goods vehicle at 05:20 GMT on 1 November, 2011.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Miss Coleman and three other passengers were injured.

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