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Woman, 20, charged over the death of two people in ‘drug-driving’ crash appears in court


A woman has appeared in court after being charged with causing the deaths of two people in a ‘drug-driving’ crash.

Jessica Higgs, 20, from Warminster, has been charged with two counts of causing death by driving without due care while over the limit for a specific controlled drug.

Tony Mist and his passenger Thelma Huse, both 69, died when their Fiat 500 collided with a van on the A303 at Camel Hill in Somerset in May 2023.

Higgs appeared at Yeovil Magistrates’ Court today and spoke only to confirm her name, date of birth and address during the brief hearing.

Miss Higgs was given unconditional bail to next appear at Taunton Crown Court, which is sitting at North Somerset Magistrates Court on May 7. 

Jessica Higgs, 20, from Warminster, has been charged with two counts of causing death by driving without due care while over the limit for a specific controlled drug

Miss Higgs was given unconditional bail to next appear at Taunton Crown Court

Miss Higgs was given unconditional bail to next appear at Taunton Crown Court

Following the crash on May 15 last year, the emergency services scrambled to the  A303.

Mr Mist, the driver of the Fiat 500, was decaled dead at the scene while his passenger Thelma was rushed to hospital. 

She died from her injuries a short time later.  



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