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Woman in court over girl's road crash death in Taunton

Amy Hofmeister - family picture
Image caption Amy Hofmeister died in the collision in Taunton on 15 June

A woman accused of causing death by dangerous driving after the death of a teenager in Somerset, has appeared in court.

Leanne Burnell, 20, of Smithy, Bishops Hull, has been jointly charged with Leonard Jones, who pleaded guilty to the offence on 29 June.

Amy Hofmeister, 13, was hit by a car driven by Jones, 41, when riding along a cycle path on Blackbrook Way.

Ms Burnell was remanded to appear next at Taunton Crown Court.

Taunton Magistrates' Court heard that Ms Burnell was the driver of a different car from that of Jones, of Mulberry Close, Taunton, who will be sentenced at a later date.

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