Updated: Pair who died in A14 crash are named

A man has appeared in court charged with causing the deaths of two people in a crash on the A14
A man has appeared in court charged with causing the deaths of two people in a crash on the A14

Two people who were killed in a collision on the A14 on Saturday night have been named.

Stephen Lewis Donnelly, 26, and Mandy Toni Gold, 21, both from South Yorkshire were killed in the fatal smash which happened at about 11pm.

Earlier today (Monday, June 24) a man appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court charged with causing the deaths of two people in a fatal smash after he allegedly drove the wrong way along the A14 on Saturday night.

William Wilson, 33, from Brigg in Humberside, appeared before a district judge facing two charges of causing death by dangerous driving and another charge of driving with excess alcohol.

The court was told Wilson is accused of driving a Mercedes in the wrong direction of the westbound carriageway of the A14, with no headlights, before smashing into a Ford Ka between junctions 2 and 1.

Wilson spoke only to confirm his name and address and was told he would appear at Northampton Crown Court on Wednesday, July 10, for a preliminary hearing.

He was denied bail by District Judge Tim Daber after a short hearing.

Northamptonshire Police’s Collision Investigation Unit is appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact them.

They would also like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed a light coloured Mercedes saloon car being driven, prior to the incident, on the A43 near Corby or Kettering, or travelling in either direction on the A14 between junctions 1 and 7.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to phone the Drivewatch hotline on 0800 174615.