Mary McCann: Mum accused of killing two of her children in M1 crash appears in court

Mary McCann
Mary McCann is charged over the deaths of her son Smaller, 10, and daughter Lilly, four.

A mother-of-four accused killing two of her children in a crash on the M1 has appeared in court.

Mary McCann, who is from Derby and accused of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, attended Aylesbury Crown Court on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old, of Bamford Avenue, Sunny Hill, appeared via video-link from HMP Bronzefield, a female prison in in Surrey, where she is being held on remand.

McCann is charged over the deaths of her son Smaller, 10, and daughter Lilly, four, after a Vauxhall Astra was involved in a collision on the motorway between junction 14 and 15 near Milton Keynes earlier this year.

She was driving a white Vauxhall Astra which collided with a Scania HGV at about 11:10pm on Monday August 9, 2021.

McCann and another child passenger survived the crash and were taken to hospital with minor injuries - and the lorry driver was not injured in the incident.

The defendant was not required to enter any pleas in front of Judge Francis Sheridan during a short hearing.

She was remanded back into custody to appear before the same court on December 10.