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- Me, Myself, and I
- This Band Is In Memory Of Tracey Barnett AKA Beaker She Was a Propa Canny Lass, A never seen This Girl Without a Smile on her Face. R.I.P Darlin still finkin ov ya loadz missin ya tunz n tunz mwah sleeptight xXxXxXxXxXx
Tracey Barnett, 16, of Gore Hill
Estate in Thornley, died after being thrown from a Peugeot 306 when it smashed into a wall in the Sherburn House area.
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19 june 2007
Liam Toye has admitted killing Tracey Barnett in the car accident that took place on the 23 june 2006
TRACEY PASSED ALL 10 OF HER GCSES =]
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A TEENAGER has admitted killing a young girl in an accident which left two other young people injured.
Liam Toye, who passed his test just two weeks earlier, was at the wheel of a Peugeot 306 which left the road at speed and smashed into an outbuilding, a court heard.
Rear seat passenger Tracey Barnett, pictured, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the car and killed, Durham Crown Court was told.
Ms Barnett, 16, of Gore Hill Estate, Thornley, left Wellfield Community School, Wingate, the day before the accident.
Her distraught parents, Jimmy and Barbara, later found she passed all 10 of her GCSE exams.
Toye, 18, of Shinwell Crescent, Thornley, admitted causing Ms Barnett's death by dangerous driving on June 23, last year.
Toye, with Ms Barnett and two other friends, was returning from a visit to look at wood at the B&Q DIY warehouse at Dragonville, in Durham City.
The car left the A181 at Sherburn House and hit an outbuilding belonging to Sherburn Hospital.
The force of the impact ripped an axle from the car. The two youngsters suffered minor injuries and Toye was uninjured.
Judge Beatrice Bolton remanded Toye in custody for the preparation of
reports and told him: "You have pleaded guilty to this offence, albeit at a late stage.
"It will no doubt be of some comfort to Tracey's parents that you have owned up to what you have done.
"The court will need a pre-sentence report, but it is right that you be remanded in custody now as the next few weeks will be very difficult and the only possible sentence is a custodial one."
Family and friends of both Toye and Ms Barnett wept as he was led down to the cells. He will be brought back to the court on July 13 to be sentenced.
Speaking after the hearing, PC Mick Baxter, of Durham Police, said: "I think Tracey's family will be happy with the guilty plea because they will not now have to go through a trial.
"The speed limit at that point is 40mph and there is no issue that he was exceeding the limit with tragic consequences. This case has been an absolute tragedy for all concerned.''
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AN INQUEST has opened into the death of a teenage girl who was killed in a car crash.
Thornley teenager Tracey Barnett, 16, was a passenger in a Peugeot 306 when it crashed into a wall in Sherburn House, near Durham City, last Friday.
County Durham deputy coroner Brenda Davidson opened the inquest yesterday and adjourned it to a future date, to allow for further police inquiries.
It is believed the accident occurred when the Peugeot collided with the nearside kerb on the A181 road and then span into the opposite lane.
The car struck the rear of a taxi before veering back to the nearside lane and smashing into the wall of a gatehouse.
Tracey, who left Wellfield School in Wingate, just days before the smash had been looking forward to the school prom tomorrow night.
Teachers have confirmed that the event will go ahead and pupils are making contributions to a book of remembrance.
Tracey, from the Gore Hill Estate, in Thornley, leaves behind her parents Jimmy and Barbara, both 37, and sisters Debbie, 19, and Jamie-Lee, 11.
The 17-year-old driver and two other passengers, all from Thornley, survived the crash.
The driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is due to answer police bail.
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Police have confirmed that a teenage girl was flung to her death from a speeding car when its novice driver lost control and crashed.
Tracey Barnett, 16, was in a blue Peugeot 306 hatchback with three teenage friends when it clipped the kerb, spun out of control, hit a taxi travelling in the opposite direction and then crashed heavily into a wall last night.
The teenagers had been returning from a DIY store where Tracey had been looking at wooden flooring for the family home in Thornley when the accident happened on the A181 in the Sherburn area of Durham City.
The Wellfield Comprehensive School pupil, who was starting college in September to train as a hairdresser, was thrown from the car and died later in hospital.
She is not thought to have been wearing a seatbelt.
Durham Police said Tracey's parents, Jimmy and Barbara, both 37, were "utterly devastated" at the loss of their daughter.
She had two sisters, Debbie, 19, and 11-year-old Jamie-Lee.
The driver and the two other passengers, all 17 and from Thornley, survived the crash.
The front seat male passenger suffered non-life threatening head injuries and the rear seat passenger was treated for a back injury.
The 47-year-old taxi driver, from East Durham, was not hurt and his three female passengers were treated for minor injuries.
The driver of the car had only passed his test within the last two weeks and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. The teenager has since been released on police bail.
A Durham Police spokesman said officers were keen to speak to the driver of a black car who stopped at the scene and called the emergency services.
He added: "The car collided with the nearside kerb, mounted the footpath, veered into the opposite lane and struck the rear of a silver Ford Mondeo taxi, which had been going in the opposite direction.
"The Peugeot, which had been travelling at what police accident investigators describe as an excessive speed, veered back to its nearside and demolished several plastic posts and then smashed heavily into the wall of a gatehouse.
"As the vehicle spun further along the road Tracey was thrown from the car and suffered fatal injuries.
"The 17-year-old who passed his test less than two weeks ago walked away from the wreckage before collapsing.
"He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and was taken to Durham City police station for questioning but he was released on police bail pending further inquiries.
"The police family liaison officer says the family are utterly devastated by the tragedy."
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