Man facing jail for role in crash which killed mum-of-two Emily Phillips

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A Queensbury man has been told he faces an inevitable prison sentence for his part in a fatal crash which claimed the life of a Halifax mum-of-two.

Mark Collins, 26, was charged along with a Bradford man with causing the death of 25-year-old mum Emily Phillips by dangerous driving nine months after she died at the scene of a road accident.

Emily had been a front seat passenger in a Vauxhall Astra which was struck by a Seat Leon vehicle on the A647 Boothtown Road on the afternoon of January 13.

Today Collins, of Hillcrest Road, formally pleaded guilty to the causing death by dangerous driving charge which is understood to relate to his driving of a Mercedes car shortly before the collision.

Lawyer Phillip Ainge said Collins was pleading guilty on a particular basis which was not disclosed in court.

Prosecutor Richard Davies asked for time so that the basis of plea could be considered by prosecuting counsel in the proposed trial of Collins’ co-accused.

Collins, who was remanded back into custody following the short hearing at Bradford Crown Court, will have to come back to court on January 8 when there will be a plea and case management hearing involving his co-accused.

Judge John Potter adjourned Collins’ case until the hearing in January, but he said the inevitable consequence of his guilty plea would be an immediate custodial sentence.

Emily’s partner and two children were also injured during the Sunday afternoon incident.