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Dover man Tobbie Coleman charged with causing death of Elvington woman Emma Willis in crash at Waldershare

27 February 2014
by KentOnline reporter

A man has been charged over the death of a young woman killed when a car overturned in a field near Dover.

Tobbie Coleman, of Ottaway Way, Dover, is accused of causing the death of 23-year-old Emma Willis by careless driving.

The 22-year-old appeared before Folkestone magistrates today along with three other men and a woman.

Emma Willis, 23, died after a car overturned in Waldershare

Emma Willis, 23, died after a car overturned in Waldershare

Coleman is also charged with causing death while uninsured and while driving otherwise than in accordance with his licence, failing to stop and failing to report a road traffic accident.

He was released on bail and will appear again at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday, March 17.

Miss Willis was a passenger in a blue Vauxhall Corsa that crashed and overturned in Sandwich Road, Waldershare, in the early hours of Saturday, August 17 last year.

Charlie Morgan, 18, of Poplar Drive, Elvington, is accused of permitting a vehicle to be used with no insurance, having no insurance and obstructing a police officer.

Damien Lee, 21, of Beech Drive, Elvington, is charged with obstructing a police officer.

Galina Dodd, 45, of St John's Road, Elvington, is charged with obstructing a police officer.
The trio will all appear before Folkestone magistrates again on Monday, March 10.

The spot where the car left Sandwich Road. Picture Roger Williams

The spot where the car left Sandwich Road. Picture: Roger Williams

All four defendants were released on bail on the condition they do not communicate with each other or go near the family home of the woman who died.

Meanwhile, 20-year-old Ryan Rodmell, of John's Road, Elvington, appeared in court today for having no driving licence or insurance.

He was handed a fine and ordered to pay costs totalling £515 - as well as being disqualified from driving for a year.

At the time of her death, Miss Willis, of Larch Road, Elvington, was described by her family as "always joking and laughing".

Floral tributes left at the scene of the fatal crash in Sandwich Road, Waldershare. Picture Gary Browne

Floral tributes left at the scene of the fatal crash in Sandwich Road, Waldershare. Picture: Gary Browne

They said in a statement "We can't believe Emma has gone. She was always joking and laughing. Anyone that knew her will never meet anyone like her again.

"She was looking forward to watching Liverpool play. As she said, it will be the only time that they will be at the top of the league.

"We will always miss her and love her forever."

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