Leeds & West Yorkshire

Men in court over M62 hen party death crash

Bethany Jones, who police confirmed died in the crash Image copyright West Yorkshire Police
Image caption Bethany Jones was one of 21 women on the bus heading to Liverpool

Two men have appeared in court accused of causing death by dangerous driving over a crash involving a hen party bus.

Bethany Jones, 18, died and 12 people were injured in the crash with a lorry on the M62 in West Yorkshire in April.

Miss Jones, from South Elmsall, near Wakefield, was among the 21 women on the bus heading to Liverpool.

Kevin Ollerhead, of Lincoln Crescent, St Helens, and James Johnson, of Whytecote End, Bradford, appeared at Leeds Crown Court and were bailed.

Mr Johnson, 62, had been driving the minibus and Mr Ollerhead, 44, was driving a lorry when they collided on the M62 at junction 32, near Pontefract, on 26 April.

The case was adjourned until 2 May with a provisional trial date set for 13 October.

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