Man accused of causing couple’s deaths on A14 may have been sleepwalking

Stephen Donnelly and Mandi Gold who died in a crash on the A14

Stephen Donnelly and Mandi Gold who died in a crash on the A14

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A suspected drink-driver accused of killing a young couple by driving the wrong way up the A14 near Naseby could have been sleepwalking, a court has been told.

William Wilson, 33, from Humberside, appeared at Northampton Crown Court on Wednesday charged with causing the deaths of 26-year-old Stephen Donnelly, originally from Kettering, and Mandy Gold, 21, by dangerous driving. He has also been charged with driving with excess alcohol.

The court heard Wilson has no recollection of the crash and has a history of sleepwalking. The case was adjourned until August.

Wilson, who has not yet entered a plea, has been remanded in custody.

Mr Donnelly’s funeral takes place at Christ the King Church in Deeble Road, Kettering, at 1pm on Friday. Miss Gold’s funeral took place in Sheffield, where the couple worked, on Tuesday.