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Jamie Andrew Smith in Swansea Crown Court facing charges relating to death of Kyle Simpkins

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: March 19, 2013

Kyle James Simpkins

A MAN has denied a charge of causing death by dangerous driving on Swansea's Fabian Way.

Jamie Andrew Smith appeared at Swansea Crown Court yesterday to face two charges relating to the death of Kyle James Simpkins in February last year, on Fabian Way, Swansea.

Smith, of Millbank, Neath, spoke only to enter not guilty pleas to the two charges — one of death by dangerous driving and the other of death by careless and inconsiderate driving.

He will now face trial.

Mr Simpkins, 23, a father-of-one from Cwmavon, died in the early hours of the morning, following a collision at around 12.40am on Sunday, February 12, 2012, near the Village Hotel.

The road was closed in both directions from the junction of Port Tennant Road and the junction at Pentreguinea Road for more than 12 hours.

A total of 19 witnesses are expected to give evidence at the trial, which barristers John Hipkin and Ian Wright told the court is expected to last between eight and ten days .

Judge Peter Heywood recommended that Judge Keith Thomas be the judge in the trial and a date for the first day was set for August 5.

Judge Heywood gave Smith conditional bail to live and sleep each night at the Neath address he gave the court.

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