South East Wales

Corey Davies admits killing couple leaving son orphaned

Lee Jenkins and Raquel Louise Davies Image copyright South Wales Police
Image caption Lee Jenkins and his fiancee Raquel Louise Davies were killed in the crash in Gilfach Goch

A driver has admitted killing his sister and her fiance in a car crash, leaving his nine-week-old nephew an orphan.

Corey Davies, 20, of Porth, Rhondda, had excess alcohol in his system when he overtook a bus on the A4093, flipping his BMW.

Raquel Davies, 23, and Lee Jenkins, 25, died instantly when the soft-top overturned.

Davies admitted two counts of death by dangerous driving.

He appeared via videolink from Cardiff prison and wept as he admitted killing his sister and her partner.

Fled the scene

Gareth James, prosecuting, told the court Davies had "excess alcohol" in his system at the time of the crash and then fled the scene afterwards.

He said CCTV from inside a public bus showed the moment Davies attempted to overtake it before crashing into a ditch.

After the crash last month a family spokeswoman for Miss Davies' family said: "She was perfect in every way and was a devoted mother to her young son.

"She would help anyone out at any time and was a beautiful person inside and out. She loved her fiance immensely."

Mr Jenkins' family said in a statement: "We are heartbroken at the loss of Lee and will cherish all the great times and wonderful memories he gave us."

Davies will be sentenced next month.

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Image caption The couple pictured with Miss Davies' mother, Joanne
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Image caption Lee Jenkins and Raquel Louise Davies were engaged to be married and had a nine-week-old son
Image caption Davies will be sentenced next month for the crash

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