Rosie-Ann Stone denies causing sister’s death in crash

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A woman has denied causing the death of her sister in a car crash.

Rosie-Ann Stone, 20, pleaded not guilty to a charge of causing the death of Jennie Stone, 28, by careless driving when she appeared at Hull Crown Court today.

Ms Stone, of Scholars Way, Bridlington, was prosecuted following an accident on the A165 near Fraisthorpe, East Yorkshire, in February, when her older sister Jennie’s car hit a tree and she suffered fatal head injuries.

The defendant is understood to have been driving her own car at the time of the accident.

The crash took place just months after their brother, Private Gregg Stone, of Atwick, was killed while serving in the 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, in Afghanistan.

Crown barrister Jonathan Sharp set out the timetable for the case saying a trial was expected to four days with expert witnesses being called by both sides starting on January 13 next year.

Defence barrister Patrick Palmer said the timetable was acceptable.

Judge Simon Jack granted her unconditional bail.