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Man admits causing four deaths by dangerous driving

Mother and three children died in eight-vehicle crash on A34

John Garvey


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A34 crash victims named

A LORRY driver has pleaded guilty to killing a mother and three children in an eight-vehicle crash on the A34.

Tomasz Kroker, aged 30, was using a mobile phone when he collided with the victims' car between Chieveley and West Ilsley on August 10.

At Reading Crown Court today (Monday) Kroker admitted four counts of causing death by dangerous driving and one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He was remanded in custody until a sentencing hearing on October 31.

Tracy Houghton, 45, from Dunstable, her two sons, Ethan, 13, and Joshua, 11, and her partner's daughter Aimee Goldsmith, 11, died in the crash.

A man was flown to hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries.

A further 11 people sustained minor injuries in the crash, which closed the northbound carriageway for about 12 hours.

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  • Jed07

    10/10/2016 - 16:04

    Can't we do something about regulating foreign lorry drivers and their vehicles? Whilst I appreciate that ALL drivers seem to have no appreciation of the risk using a mobile phone while driving, it is also apparent that drivers from abroad have little or no knowledge of UK road laws, and obviously are not subject to the same stringent checks, when passing their driving test in their country of origin. For consequences of these two situations, you need only look at the scene of accident pictures, and national statistics concerning road deaths.