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Drugged driver admits death charge
10:00pm Tuesday 17th July 2012 in News
A 27-YEAR-OLD man has admitted causing the death of a 17-year-old girl in a car crash.
Matthew Norcott, of Furlongs Road, Pershore, pleaded guilty to causing the death of Lara Smith by careless driving while unfit through drugs, and causing death while driving without insurance.
He also admitted possession of class A drugs with intent to supply at a hearing at Luton Crown Court, yesterday. Sentencing was adjourned for reports, and he was remanded to appear back at court in August.
Miss Smith, of Bowbrook Cottages, in Peopleton near Pershore, died when the car Norcott was driving ended up on its roof in a ditch after crashing into the central reservation of the A421 in Bedfordshire in November last year.
The former Pershore High School pupil was in the car with three other people at the time of the crash.
Lara was described as the “perfect student” by her tutor at Worcester College of Technology.