Driver admits crash that killed girl, 3

Driver admits crash that killed girl, 3

  • 8 June 2017
  • From the section Oxford

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Thames Valley Police

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Isla Wiggin, from Fleet, died in the crash on the A34 at Hinksey Hill, Oxford

A driver has admitted causing the death of a three-year-old girl and seriously injuring her mother in a crash.

Thomas Hunter, 59, of Mansfield Road, Mansfield, was arrested after the eight-vehicle crash on the A34 at Hinksey Hill, Oxford, on 25 August.

Isla Wiggin, of Fleet, Hampshire, died two days later. Her 31-year-old mother Collette suffered a broken neck.

Hunter pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and serious injury by dangerous driving.

He appeared earlier at Oxford Crown Court before Judge Zoe Smith.

A lorry and seven cars were involved in the crash, which closed the northbound carriageway for almost 10 hours.