A FARNWORTH man has appeared in court - charged with causing the deaths of a young couple who were killed in a horror crash on the East Lancs Road.
Carl David Wood, aged 27, of St James Street, Farnworth, was charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and appeared at Manchester City Magistrates Court this morning.
There was no application for bail and Wood, who was dressed in grey sweat pants and a white vest top, was remanded in custody until his next appearance at Manchester Crown Court on July 8.
Wood spoke only to confirm his name and address.
Tina Cunnane, prosecuting, said feelings are running high following the deaths of 19-year-old Aaron Jones and his girlfriend, 22-year-old mother-of-one Amy Hobson in a car crash on the East Lancs Road on Sunday.
"There is anger in the local community as a result of this incident," she said.
The couple were in a Vauxhall Corsa which was involved in a crash with two Audis on the East Lancashire Road near the junction with Barton Road.
Mr Jones died at the scene and his girlfriend died later in hospital.
A 25-year-old man who was also arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving is still in hospital and has been bailed until he is well enough to be dealt with.
And tributes have continued to pour in for the tragic couple.
Aaron, who was originally from Horwich, had been a recent student at Pendleton College.
The centre’s principal, Kimberley Cash spoke about his passion for business.
She said: “As one of our business students, Aaron was known for his entrepreneurial spirit, he loved business, not just on his course, but in a wider sense and he was always coming up with new and innovative ideas.
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“He was extremely popular with his peers and his teachers and we are shocked and very saddened by this news.
"On behalf of everyone at Pendleton Sixth Form Centre, I would like to offer our sincere condolences. Our thoughts are with Aaron’s family at this sad time.”
Anyone with information can call the police's serious collision investigation Unit on 0161 8564741.