M18 tragedy case delayed

m18BS''Student Jemma O'Sullivan, aged 22, from Limerick in Ireland

m18BS''Student Jemma O'Sullivan, aged 22, from Limerick in Ireland

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The case against a lorry driver accused of causing the death of an Irish student in a crash on the M18 near Doncaster last year has been adjourned for further evidence.

Christopher Joseph Kane, aged 67, made no plea at Doncaster Crown Court to the charge of causing death by dangerous driving on September 3 last year.

He is alleged to have been driving a Mercedes lorry which collided with the back of a Citroen Berlingo on the north-bound carriageway near Wadworth at Doncaster.

Jemma O’Sullivan, 22, from Castletroy, Limerick in Ireland, was a passenger in the Berlingo.

She suffered fatal injuries in the collision. She had been a pharmacy student at Sunderland University.

The car was being driven from Berkshire to the North-East by her boyfriend, Alan Godfrey, aged 27, who was due to start a new job at Newcastle University.

Two other vehicles were also involved in the collision and five other people were injured. The tragedy closed the motorway for six hours.

Kane, of Oak Bank Close, Swinton, Rotherham, was bailed until the plea hearing in November.