Natalia - Two face the court

Robert Turnbull
Robert Turnbull

TWO men appeared in court yesterday charged with the death of a 15-year-old girl.

Daniel Jeminson, 21, and Robert Turnbull, 18, are accused of death by dangerous driving after Natalia Wiley, a pupil at Lady Lumley’s School, Pickering, was killed in a collision on the A170, between Ebberston and Snainton, in January.

The pair spoke only to confirm their names and addresses during a brief hearing at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court.

Magistrates ordered for the case to be committed to York Crown Court and the pair will next appear on Thursday April 21.

Turnbull, of Pickering, who was dressed in a grey suit and tie in court, was driving a blue Vauxhall Corsa in which Natalia died. He suffered minor injuries.

Jeminson, of Kirkbymoorside, who appeared in a dark suit, was behind the wheel of a white Ford Fiesta travelling in its company.

Jeminson was handed unconditional bail but magistrates ordered Turnbull not to approach three prosecution witnesses.

After her death, Natalia’s family paid tribute to their “beautiful, happy, confident daughter,” with her headteacher, Richard Bramley, calling Natalia “a lovely, lively and likeable student.”

It is hoped a permanent memorial to Natalia will be erected in Pickering.

A fundraising charity football match raised more than £2,000 towards a memorial and a children’s charity.