Woman faces death by driving without due care and attention charges after her partner’s children die in crash

Sisters, (left to right) seven-year-old Jessica Portor and her sister ten-year-old Tamzin.

Sisters, (left to right) seven-year-old Jessica Portor and her sister ten-year-old Tamzin. - Credit: PA

WOMAN has appeared in court charged with causing the death of two young sisters who were killed in a car crash just two days after Christmas.

A47 Road accident crash scene.

A47 Road accident crash scene. - Credit: Archant

Marie Easter, the partner of the girls’ father, has been charged with two counts of causing death by driving without due care and attention in the accident on December 27 last year.

A47 Road accident crash scene.

A47 Road accident crash scene. - Credit: Archant

The 44 year old is charged with causing the death of 10 year old Tamzin Portor and her seven-year-old sister Jessica.

A47 Road accident crash scene.

A47 Road accident crash scene. - Credit: Archant

The accident happened when the black Ford Focus she was driving left the A47 at Walsoken, near Wisbech.

Mrs Easter, of Herbert Ward Way, Terrington St Clement, was driving the girls, their 12 year old brother Liam and her partner Alan Portor, to a cinema outing when the accident happened at around 6.40pm.


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She appeared before West Norfolk Magistrates Court on Friday last week and did not enter a plea to the charges.

The case has been transferred to Norwich Crown Court where she will appear on November 15.

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She was granted unconditional bail.

The children lived in Sutton Bridge with their mother Lorraine Mason and were visiting their father over the Christmas holidays.

They suffered fatal head injuries as a result of the incident.

Their father Alan, brother Liam and Easter all escaped the crash with minor injuries.

Norfolk coroner William Armstrong said the car was travelling towards Wisbech when it overturned.

The girls died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn from multiple injuries, the inquest heard.

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