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Death crash: verdict

08/11/2011
Picture shows Daniel Jeminson, 21, accused of killing  15-year-old schoolgirl  Natalia Wiley while racing her boyfriend 18-year-old Robert Turnbull  in a high-speed chase on a winding country North Yorkshire road.
York Crown court heard.Pretty Natalia Wiley died of

08/11/2011 Picture shows Daniel Jeminson, 21, accused of killing 15-year-old schoolgirl Natalia Wiley while racing her boyfriend 18-year-old Robert Turnbull in a high-speed chase on a winding country North Yorkshire road. York Crown court heard.Pretty Natalia Wiley died of "catastrophic" head injuries after the car she was riding in hit a verge and flipped over one-and-a-half times, landing on its roof, when 18-year-old Robert Turnbull lost control as he tried to overtake on a blind bend. Turnbull, who was driving a souped-up Vauxhall Corsa with tinted windows, has already pleaded guilty to death by dangerous driving but his co-accused, Daniel Jeminson, 21, who he didn't even know, is on trial, as he denies the charge.rossparry.co.uk

A MAN accused of causing the death of a 15-year-old schoolgirl has walked free from court.

Daniel Jeminson, 21, was this afternoon found not guilty of death by dangerous driving after Natalia Wiley was killed in a car crash on the A170 between Scarborough and Pickering in January.

A jury of nine men and three women at York Crown Court took less than two hours to reach a unanimous verdict.

Jeminson, of Kirkbymoorside, had been accused of racing Natalia’s boyfriend, Robert Turnbull, 18, near Snainton at speeds of up to 80 mph when Turnbull lost control and overturned his Vauxhall Corsa as he tried to overtake Jeminson’s white Ford Fiesta ST.

Natalia, a pupil at Lady Lumley’s School, in Pickering, died instantly of head injuries.

Turnbull, of Pickering, previously pleaded guilty to death by dangerous driving and is awaiting sentence.

Read tomorrow’s Scarborough Evening News for the full story from court.

 
 
 

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