Flintshire mum is charged over crash that killed her son

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THE mother of youngster Jordan Evans has been charged with causing his death in a fatal road crash.

Karen Evans appeared at Flintshire Magistrates’ Court in Mold yesterday charged with causing death by careless driving.

It follows the tragic death of 11-year-old Jordan in a crash on a slip road off the A55 dual-carriageway near Northop on April 29.

The 36-year-old mother, from The Nook, Mancot, Deeside, did not enter a plea but elected crown court trial.

The case was adjourned until October for the prosecution to prepare the committal bundle of evidence.

The charge reads that she caused the death of Jordan John Evans by driving a Vauxhall Corsa in the A55 without due care and attention.

Both prosecutor Robert Blakemore and District Judge Andrew Shaw said the case was suitable to be dealt with in the magistrates' court.

Defending solicitor Brian Cross said he had no representations to make and his client then elected crown court trial.

The tragedy happened as Mrs Evans was driving with her three children on board.

The vehicle went out of control on a slip road leading to McDonalds, hit an embankment and overturned a number of times. The Corsa was badly damaged,
Jordan was killed and she and her two daughters were injured.

A police investigation then took place which resulted in yesterday's court appearance.

In a statement issued by the family at the time, they said Jordan would always be remembered as a truly wonderful caring and loving son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin. His tragic and sudden departure had left a huge space in their lives.

Jordan’s school, St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School in Flint, also paid tribute, saying he was ‘a lovely boy’ who was very caring and supportive with a bubbly personality and cheeky smile which lit up a room.

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