A TEENAGER has admitted death by dangerous driving following an incident in which a young father was killed.
Mark Anthony Lucas, 21, of Cotswold Way, Winsford, died after he was knocked off his pedal bike as he rode home from visiting his fiancee and one-month-old daughter.
The driver of the car, which later turned out to be stolen, was 18-year-old David John May. He pleaded guilty at Chester Crown Court to charges of causing death by dangerous driving and aggravated taking of a vehicle, as well as driving without insurance and failing to stop after an accident.
May, of Cleveland Way, who had been remanded in custody since his arrest in September, will face sentencing on December 22.
Mr Lucas' sister Joanne was in court to hear May admit the charge and this week told the Chronicle: 'He didn't show any sign of any remorse. He's not changed, he's still as arrogant as he always was.'
Mr Lucas, a former pupil at Oaklands, Handley Hill and Willow Wood Junior schools in Winsford, was hit by the stolen car at the corner of Dover Street and Wingfield Place at about 2.30am on Saturday, September 11.
He had been visiting his fiancee Linsey Verdin, 19, and baby Lily Mai at the time.
The Vauxhall Vectra, which police say had been stolen from Liverpool a month earlier, then careered into a house on Wingfield Drive, smashing through a fence and crushing a child's swing.
The force of the smash was so great the car embedded itself into the side of the house, occupied by a young family who were asleep upstairs at the time.
The tragedy sent shockwaves through the community. Dozens of floral tributes were placed at the scene of the accident and hundreds turned out to pay their last respects at Mark's funeral, held at St Chad's Church.
Mr Lucas' long term girlfriend Linsey said of him: 'No-one would have a bad word to say about him.
'He was a great fiance, he was much loved by his friends, his family and by myself and our daughter.'
Inspector Brian Roberts, of Winsford police, said: 'We are pleased with the guilty plea in this tragic case.
'It will clearly save extending the agony for the witnesses and family in this matter. We hope that the court issues a just sentence.'