Man City player faces five-year in jail for killing Indian-origin brother, sister in accident

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 08, 2013 10:50 hrs

Manchester City youth player Courtney Meppen-Walter is facing up to five years in jail for killing an Indian-origin brother and his sister in a fatal car accident last year.

Meppen-Walter, who was speeding in his Mercedes, was driving at nearly twice the 30mph limit when he ploughed into a Nissan Micra as it pulled out of a side street, the Daily Mirror reports.

Driver Kulwant Singh and sister Ravel Kaur,, who was sat in the front, died in the impact, while widow Ravel's sons, Amjid and Parveen had to be cut free from the back and they recovered from serious injuries but have been left orphaned.

Police probed whether Meppen-Walter was racing a friend in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, but ruled it out, it reported.

On Thursday, the 1,000 pound-a-week player admitted two counts of causing death by careless driving.

Prosecutor Mark Kellet said the aggravating features are that there was more than one person killed and that Meppen-Walter seriously injured more than one young person, adding he was driving almost twice the speed limit in a built-up area and his driving falls below the standard expected.

The crash on September 1 last year came just five months after Meppen-Walter was caught speeding in another 30mph zone in Bury, the paper reported. (ANI)

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