South East Wales

Mother cleared after Joseph Smith, 5, died in crash

Joseph Smith Image copyright South Wales Police

A mother accused of causing the death of her five-year-old son in a car crash has been cleared.

Joseph Smith died after he was involved in a three-vehicle crash on Cardiff's Western Avenue in September 2015.

Laura Bright, 23, of St Mellons, had been charged with causing or allowing the death of a child but the case was dropped at Cardiff Crown Court.

Her partner Dean Collins, 22, denies causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving.

He is due to stand trial in December.

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