Home   Tunbridge Wells   News   Article

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
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
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.

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Follow us

Like Us on Facebook

Most popular

Kent Travel News

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More