Pair in court over mum death crash

Emily Phillips who died in an accident in January 2013 in Boothtown

Emily Phillips who died in an accident in January 2013 in Boothtown

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Two men have appeared in court charged with causing death by dangerous driving nine months after a young mum was killed in a horrific crash in Halifax.

Emily Phillips, who was 25 and from Boothtown, Halifax, died in the accident last January in Boothtown Road.

Mark Collins, at Calderdale Magistrate's Court, charged for causing death by dangerous driving

Mark Collins, at Calderdale Magistrate's Court, charged for causing death by dangerous driving

The crash involving her Vauxhall Astra at the junction with Chester Road and Woodlands Road also left her two children and boyfriend injured.

Mark Jeffrey Collins, 26, of Hillcrest Road, Queensbury, appeared before Calderdale magistrates - the day after his co-defendant, 20-year-old Paul Hemmingway - who faced the same charge - stood before the bench.

It is alleged that both men jointly caused her death and had been driving separate cars at the time, a Seat Leon and a Mercedes Benz, dangerously.

After confirming his name, address and date of birth, Hemmingway indicated a not guilty plea in front of the

Paul Hemmingway leaves Calderdale Magistrates Court charged in connection with causing death by dangerous driving of Emily Phillips

Paul Hemmingway leaves Calderdale Magistrates Court charged in connection with causing death by dangerous driving of Emily Phillips

magistrates.

The case was sent straight to Bradford Crown Court where Hemmingway was bailed to next appear on Tuesday October 22.

He was advised to strongly consider what to wear to court before his next appearance.

Collins had been due to appear at the same hearing, but due to being in custody for another matter, he appeared at Calderdale Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

In a brief hearing, he confirmed his name and age but did not give any indication of plea.

Collins will appear alongside Hemmingway at Bradford Crown Court on October 22, and was remanded in custody.

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