Death by careless driving accused appears in court

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The sister of Private Gregg Stone, the soldier killed in an Afghan rescue mission, has appeared in court accused of causing death by careless driving of her older sister.

Rosie-Anne Stone, 20, made a 10-minute appearance before Judge Mark Bury Hull Crown Court on Thursday September 5, accused of causing death by careless driving on the A165 near Fraisthorpe, Bridlington.

Ms Stone, of Scholars Way, Bridlington, made no plea.

Her parents Angie Stone, 56, and father Robert Stone, 56, sat in the public gallery.

Crown barrister Jonathan Sharp set out the timetable for the case saying a trial was expected to take three or four days with expert witnesses being called by both sides in January next year.

Defence barrister Ian Philips said the timetable was acceptable.

Ms Stone’s next appearance before the court will be on November 18 where she will be required to enter a plea. She was granted bail.

Jennie Stone, 27, died on February 18 when her Peugeot 206 collided with a Vauxhall Astra, before hitting a tree on the busy A165. She had moved to Bridlington the day before and had just dropped her son off at nursery school.