South East Wales

Man admits Cardiff death crash charge when car hit house

Sophie Taylor Image copyright Family photo
Image caption Sophie Taylor's family described her as "our beautiful princess"

A man has admitted killing a woman who died after the car she was driving hit a house in Cardiff.

Sophie Taylor, 22, died in the crash in Adamsdown on 22 August. A 21-year-old passenger is still in hospital.

Michael Wheeler, 22, of Tremorfa, admitted causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving on Monday.

Lewis Hall, 18, of Tremorfa, admitted perverting the course of justice at Cardiff Crown Court.

Another driver, Melissa Pesticcio, 23, of Llanrumney, is also accused of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving, but is yet to enter a plea.

Miss Taylor, of Llandaff, was killed when her black BMW lost control and crashed into the house.

The case was adjourned until a later date.

Image copyright Alison Ling

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