15-year-old boy admits causing the deaths of five people in fatal Leeds car crash
A 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named, has admitted causing the deaths of five people, including three children, in a devastating car crash in Leeds last month.
Appearing in court by video-link on Wednesday 13th December, the teenager, pleaded guilty to the five charges at Leeds Crown Court after the crash in November. The teenager will be sentenced on 26th January.
Ellis Thornton-Kimmitt, 12, his brother, Elliott Thornton-Kimmitt, 14, Darnell Harte, 15, Robbie Meerun, 24, and Anthony Armour, also 24, all died after the crash involving a Renault Clio in Stonegate Road in Leeds.
At a previous hearing, the boy had wept in the dock as the details of the accident in the Meanwood area of the city were given to the court.
The car involved in the crash had been stolen in the Headingley area of Leeds at 6.30pm the same evening before it crashed into a tree shortly before 10pm.
The 15-year-old in question was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries after the crash.
Detective Chief Inspector Jim Griffiths described the scene that met emergency services as “total carnage”.