AN 18-YEAR-OLD man was in court today facing charges over a crash that killed three best friends returning from a seaside outing.
Anne Riley, Carol Backshall and Jean Wigglesworth - all in their 50s - were killed instantly on Saturday on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent.
The accident occurred on the A249, Brielle Way, at 6pm. The three women had spent the day in Sheerness with Carol's ex-husband Brian and their grandson Ricky.
The accused, who was not named by police, has been charged with causing death by careless driving while drunk, aggravated vehicle taking, driving while unfit through drink, driving without insurance, and making off without paying for fuel.