Teen pleads not guilty to causing death of three teens near Lincoln

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A teenager will face a jury trial later this year accused of three charges of causing death by dangerous driving following a tragic fatal crash near Lincoln.

Kasey Boulton, 19, of Heath Close, Welton, pleaded not guilty to the charges when she appeared before Lincoln Crown Court on Friday, January 3.

The charges follow an incident when a Vauxhall Astra left the road at Heath Lane, Welton and collided with a tree on March 25, 2019.

Ricky Sharp, 17, Aiden Sawyer, 17, and Joby John Scrimshaw, 14, who were in the car all died in the collision and three other people were injured.

Flowers laid at the scene in tribute to the Welton Cliff crash victims. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

The Vauxhall Astra, which had five passengers inside, is alleged to have been travelling at a speed approaching 60mph when it crossed the road before colliding with a tree on the opposite side.

At a previous hearing in December, the prosecution confirmed that drug and alcohol consumption are not part of the case against Boulton.

At the time, some in the public gallery said under their breaths that the case “was a joke” and some parents exchanged stern words after the magistrates’ decision was read out.

Over 50 people packed into the public gallery for this morning’s latest hearing.

Judge Simon Hirst adjourned the case for a three day jury trial to commence at the Crown Court on August 24.

Boulton, who spoke only to confirm her name, date of birth and nationality and to enter her pleas, was granted unconditional bail.

Over £3,500 was previously raised for the funerals of the crash victim. A huge crowd also gathered last year to honour the three teenagers with a two minute silence, remembrance music and the releasing of balloons.

Many of the victims’ loved ones also visited the crash to lay flowers, leave messages and pay their respects.

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