Man facing trial over death of Hannah Hunter

Jamie May, Wakefield Magistrates court.
Jamie May, Wakefield Magistrates court.

A man accused of causing a teenage college student’s death by dangerous driving has been sent for trial.

Jamie May, 24, appeared in court last week over a car crash which killed Hannah Hunter, 16, and left two other people injured last October.

Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy student Hannah, of Havercroft, died after the car she was travelling came off the road at Chevet Lane, Notton and hit a tree.

The driver was taken to the major trauma unit at Leeds General Infirmary and two other passengers were taken to hospital.

May of Crescent Road, appeared before Wakefield and Pontefract Magistrates’ Court last Thursday to face four charges over the incident.

He is charged with causing Hannah’s death by dangerous driving on October 1. He also faces two charges of dangerous driving causing injury and one of making a false representation to obtain insurance.

Prosecutor Diane Gomersall said: “One of these charges can only be dealt with at a Crown Court. All the other charges are related.”

Martyn Lord, defending, asked the bench to extend his client’s unconditional bail to Leeds Crown Court where May faces a preliminary hearing on June 26.