A FORMER Huddersfield New College student will stand trial next month accused of causing death by careless driving.
Lydia Presley, 18, pleaded not guilty to the allegation at an earlier court hearing and yesterday she again appeared before a judge at Bradford Crown Court for a pre-trial review.
Presley is accused of causing the death of Pauline Preston, 66.
A Renault Clio being driven by Presley was involved in a collision with Mrs Preston’s Ford Fusion on Greetland Road in Barkisland in May 2010.
The Halifax woman died later in hospital.
Presley, who was 17 at the time, was injured along with her 17-year-old passenger.
Both teenagers were students at Huddersfield New College at the time of the tragedy in May last year.
Presley, a promising hockey player and former Hipperholme Grammar School pupil, underwent surgery at a specialist hospital in Sheffield after the crash.
Following discussions about the case, Judge Peter Benson adjourned the hearing until November 28 when Presley’s five-day trial is due to begin.
Presley, of Pickwood Scar in Norland, near Sowerby Bridge, is on unconditional bail pending her trial.