A MAN has admitted killing three people by dangerous driving and attempting to destroy dash-cam evidence of the incident. 

Kieran Dorsey, 24, of Shortlands, Basildon, appeared at Basildon Crown Court this morning. 

Brentwood Live:

Guilty - Kieran Dorsey admitted three counts of causing death by dangerous driving and one count of perverting the cause of justice

Displaying little emotion and not speaking other than to enter his pleas, he admitted three counts of causing death by dangerous driving and one count of perverting the cause of justice.

Dorsey caused a head-on crash on July 3, 2017, on Lower Dunton Road between his van and a Fiat Punto.

Philippa Izzard, 57, who was driving the Fiat, and Amanda Stokoe, 60, her sister, who was in the front passenger seat, were pronounced dead at the scene.

A third woman, Sheila Izzard, mother of Amanda and Philippa later died in hospital on August 29 that year.

An inquest opened into the deaths found they died from multiple injuries.

After an 18-month investigation Dorsey was summonsed to court.

He appeared at Basildon Magistrates’ Court in February and crown court today.

Dorsey admitted trying to dispose of a dashboard camera and destroy an associated SD card by walking into a hospital cubicle, biting the SD card into pieces and attempting to dispose of the remains.

Dorsey’s family appeared in court for the plea and trial preparation hearing along with family members of the victims.

Judge John Lodge adjourned Dorsey’s sentencing until May 3 this year to allow time for victim impact statements to be prepared from the families of the victims.

Dorsey was released on bail with the condition that he must comply with the probation service.