TWO men denied causing the death of 15-year-old Natalia Wiley yesterday.
Daniel Jeminson, 21, and 19-year-old Robert Turnbull both entered not guilty pleas in court to a charge of causing death by dangerous driving.
Natalia was killed in an accident on the Scarborough to Pickering A170 between Ebberston and Snainton, in January.
Turnbull, of Pickering, was driving a blue Vauxhall Corsa in which Natalia was a passenger when she died.
He escaped the incident with minor injuries. He was 18 at the time.
Jeminson, of Kirkbymoorside, was behind the wheel of a white Ford Fiesta which was travelling with the Corsa.
Both men, who wore suits during the hearing at York Crown Court, spoke only to confirm their names and enter their not guilty pleas. The trial, which is expected to last four days, will begin on November 7.
Jeminson was granted an extension to his unconditional bail. Turnbull was granted bail but was told not to communicate with three prosecution witnesses.
Following Natalia’s death, a mass of floral tributes were left at the scene. Natalia’s family said they had lost a “beautiful, happy, confident daughter”. A charity football match in honour of Lady Lumley’s pupil Natalia raised £2,000.