A van driver today admitted killing a young brother and sister on their way home from a birthday party.
Martin Newman, 41, was driving his Ford Transit van when he smashed into the car carrying Gracie-Ann Lucas, four, and her brother Jayden-Lee Lucas, three.
Grave died just hours after the crash in hospital – and Jayden-Lee died five days later.
At Cardiff Crown Court today, prosecutor Roger Griffiths said the youngsters had been travelling with mum Rhiannon Lucas when they were hit on the M4 motorway.
The family had been travelling home from a birthday party on February 5 when the tragic crash unfolded near Tredegar Park in Newport, Gwent.
Newman, of Croeserw, South Wales, admitted two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.
He also pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by…
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