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Driver Jack Diamond faces jail after three killed in Hawkhurst crash

A driver is facing a jail sentence after admitting causing the deaths of three people, including a teenager, after his car hit a wall.

Jack Diamond’s Volvo estate crashed on the A268 Rye Road, near Hawkhurst, on September 23 last year.

Two passengers, 44-year-old Roy Little and Stephen Jones, 50, died at the scene. Teenager Chelsea-Rose Betts, who was 16, was taken to King's College Hospital in London, but died three days later.

The scene of the Hawkhurst crash. Picture: Andy Jones

Another man and a teenager were injured. They were treated at hospital and discharged.

Diamond, 30, of The Street, Sedlescombe, near Battle, East Sussex, admitted his guilt at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday to three offences of causing death by dangerous driving and one of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Judge Philip St John-Stevens adjourned sentence to the week beginning May 7.

Chelsea-Rose Betts died in the crash

The car was travelling from Hawkhurst to the nearby village of Sandhurst when it hit the wall near the junction with Foxhole Lane.

Mr Little lived in Sandhurst and Mr Jones was from North Wales.

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