A HUDDERSFIELD driver was warned he faces a prison sentence after he admitted causing the death of a six-year-old Wakefield boy.
Peter Renshaw, 22, was driving a Fiat Seicento when he struck and killed Owen Wightman near the boy's home on June 18 last year.
He admitted causing death by dangerous driving at Leeds Crown Court and was granted bail.
The case was not opened and was adjourned until Monday when a Newton hearing will take place to resolve other alleged "aggravating features", which include allegedly failing to stop at the scene of an accident and failing to report an accident.
It is also alleged that damage was inflicted on the vehicle post-collision "with a view to disguise what had taken place", the court was told.
Owen was in collision with Renshaw's car while playing with a friend near his home on Fishpond Lane, Kettlethorpe.
The court was told the speed of the Fiat was also disputed, with the prosecution alleging it was travelling at 59 mph.
Defending, Richard Clewes said an expert's report suggested the speed could be 53.7mph or higher.
Mr Clewes said the prosecution alleged that his client, of Grange Drive, Emley, must have realised he had collided with a pedestrian, but told the court: "That is something that he does not accept."
Judge Geoffrey Marson QC, imposed an interim driving ban and told Renshaw he could expect to go to jail following the conclusion of next week's two-day hearing.