TWO drug dealers have pleaded guilty to charges relating to a car crash that claimed the life of Chester teacher Celia Ross.
John Parry, 21, of Old Swan, Liverpool, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by dangerous driving while uninsured at Warrington Crown Court on Friday November 7.
Kenneth Proffitt, 23, of Wavertree, Liverpool, 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.
Celia Ross, 49, of Toll Bar Road, Christleton, Chester, an information and communication technology teacher, was killed at the junction of Lower House Lane and Liverpool Road at about 9.50am on Thursday, August 2.
She was driving to The Bankfield School to open GCSE results with pupils when her Ford Mondeo was involved in a crash with the offenders’ Vauxhall Vectra.
Parry and Proffitt were arrested close to the scene by Widnes police.
They will remain in custody until they are sentenced by Judge Thomas Teague on Monday, December 1.
Detective constable Tina Jackson, handling the incident, said: “The guilty plea is a relief for Celia’s family and will help provide them with a degree of closure in regard to Celia’s tragic death.
She added: “We hope the conviction of these two men sends out a clear message that people should be able to feel safe on the roads when going about their day-to-day life and that justice has been served.
“Our thoughts remain with Celia’s family.”