Driver admits killing girl, 14, in hit-and-run as she walked to school

Driver admits killing girl, 14, in hit-and-run as she walked to school

A DRIVER has today admitted killing a teenage girl in a hit-and-run as she walked to school.

Mia Strother, 14, died two days after being struck by Kevin Pryce as he drove through Moston on October 5.


The 45-year-old today admitted not stopping after hitting the teen and causing her death due to dangerous driving.

Members of Mia's family were in court for the short hearing, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Manchester Crown Court heard he didn't have a licence or insurance, with prosecutors claiming he was speeding at 57mph.

But his lawyers have argued he was travelling at nearer to 30 or 40 mph.

The case was adjourned until January 4, to determine the speed of the car.

Judge Michael Leeming remanded Pryce in custody, telling him to expect a custodial sentence.

Last month hundreds of people lined the streets to pay their respects to the North Manchester Academy pupil.

Many wept as the hearse, pulled by two white horses, arrived at the church.

'BEAUTIFUL GIRL'

Wreaths spelling the youngster's name – as well as one that read 'daughter' – were laid next to her coffin.

Dozens of mourners followed the procession as it made its way along
Lightbowne Road, where the tragedy took place.

Mia's family paid tribute to the 'beautiful and kind' girl after her death.

Her uncle, Cam Torrano, posted on Facebook: “My daughter lost one of her best friends today as well as her cousin.

“The family lost a piece of their heart. Rest in peace beautiful. Gutted – so sad words can't describe.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

"RIP Mia Strothers. Sleep tight beautiful.”


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