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Teenager pleads guilty to Walsall death crash

By Dayna Farrington | Walsall | Crime | Published:

A 16-year-old has pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving after a crash which killed a teenager and injured two others.

Victim Liam Ball

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Wolverhampton Youth Court today in connection with the crash in Walsall on August 2.

He also pleaded guilty to driving without a licence, having no insurance and failing to stop at the scene – following the collision which left 17-year-old Liam Ball, from Malvern, dead.

Two 14-year-old girls travelling in the Volkswagen Golf were also injured when it crashed into parked vehicles in Weston Street, Palfrey, at 12.10am, according to West Midlands Police.

One suffered a broken arm and the other minor injuries.

District Judge Michael Wheeler remanded the teenager in local authority accommodation, with an electronically monitored curfew.

He will be sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court on September 5.

Paying tribute to him earlier this week, Liam's devastated family said: "This little man left us too soon and will leave a big hole in our family and hearts, god bless you Liam."

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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