TWO drug dealers have admitted causing a car crash that killed a teacher and mother of three.
Celia Ross, 49, of Toll Bar Road, Christleton, was killed at the junction of Lower House Lane and Liverpool Road, Widnes, on the morning of Thursday, August 2.
Celia, an information and communication technology teacher at The Bankfield School, Widnes, was on her way to the school to congratulate pupils on their GCSE results when her Ford Mondeo was involved in a crash with the offenders’ Vauxhall Vectra.
John Parry, 21, of Old Swan, Liverpool and Kenneth Proffitt, 23, of Wavertree, Liverpool, were arrested close to the scene by Widnes police.
At a hearing at Warrington, Parry pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and driving while uninsured, while Proffitt pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting causing death by dangerous driving while uninsured.
Both men also pleaded guilty to possession of crack cocaine and heroin with intent to supply and will remain in custody until they are sentenced by Judge Thomas Teague on December 1.
Det Con Tina Jackson, said: “The guilty plea is a relief for Celia’s family and will help provide them with a degree of closure.
“We hope the conviction of these two men sends out a clear message that people should be able to feel safe on the roads. Our thoughts remain with Celia’s family.”
Celia’s family attended a ceremony in Widnes last night where a trophy in her name was awarded to a pupil at her former school for achievements in IT.
Shortly after the tragedy, a spokesman for the family said: “Celia was a single mum to three children whom she adored and was the main carer for her 81-year-old father.
“A very strong and organisational character and always up for a party, Celia lived her life to the full. She enjoyed taking part in walks for charity and enjoyed camping, especially at Glastonbury-type music events with friends and family.
“Her favourite flower was the sunflower and she dreamed of moving to France to grow sunflowers and be near friends who moved to the region.”