Driver accused of causing two women's deaths on A27 in Chichester

A man charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving has appeared in court this week.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 8:50 am
Updated Thursday, 25th March 2021, 8:54 am

Gillian Casey, 75, of Turnbull Road, Chichester, and Elizabeth Wales, known as Anne Wales, 80, of Melbourne Road, Chichester, died when the purple Renault Zoe they were passengers in was involved in a collision with a white Ford Focus on February 27 last year.

The driver of the Ford, Ryan Dowling, 28, of Woolmer Street, Emsworth, appeared at Worthing Magistrates' Court on Tuesday this week (March 23).

He had been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and a further count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The accused driver appeared at Worthing Magistrates' Court this week. Photo: Liz Pearce
The accused driver appeared at Worthing Magistrates' Court this week. Photo: Liz Pearce

The Crown Prosecution Service confirmed that no pleas were entered and the case was adjourned to a pre-trial preparatory hearing on April 28 at Portsmouth Crown Court.

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