Death crash minibus driver facing prison

Victim Bethany Jones
Victim Bethany Jones

A minibus driver has admitted causing the death of an 18-year-old trainee nurse who lost her life in a horror crash on the M62 en route to a hen party.

James Johnson pleaded guilty to causing the death by dangerous driving of Bethany Jones, after the minibus he was driving - which was carrying the hen party - crashed near Pontefract in April 2013.

Twenty other women on board the minibus were injured, eight of them seriously. The bride-to-be was among the injured.

Judge Peter Collier warned Johnston he could face prison.

Kevin Ollerhead, of St Helens, who was driving a lorry with which the hen party’s minibus collided, has denied causing death by dangerous driving.