Mum-in-law driver admits horror death charges
PUBLISHED: 11:11 07 January 2010 | UPDATED: 17:29 25 August 2010
A 32-YEAR-OLD woman is due to be sentenced for causing the death of her pregnant daughter-in-law who was just days away from giving birth to a baby girl. Ceyda Ozkan, of St German s Road, Forest Hill, is to be sentenced one count of causing death by dang
A 32-YEAR-OLD woman is due to be sentenced for causing the death of her pregnant daughter-in-law who was just days away from giving birth to a baby girl.
Ceyda Ozkan, of St German's Road, Forest Hill, is to be sentenced one count of causing death by dangerous driving and one count of causing death by careless driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs on February 1.
She pleaded guilty to both charges when she appeared at Woolwich Crown Court on December 21. Ozkan admitted crashing a seven-seater people carrier in which Filiz Ozkan, 21, was the front-seat passenger in Well Hall Road, Eltham on New Year's Day last year.
The black Chevrolet Captiva, which had seven passengers, smashed into a tree at around 1.40am. Three other passengers also suffered minor injuries including an eight-year-old boy, a 28-year-old man and a young girl.
At the time of her death, family of the Sainsbury's checkout girl, from Catford, described how she could not wait to be a mother and had less than two weeks left until she gave birth.
Her younger sister, Fatma Ozkan, 18 from Sydenham said: "My sister was a lovely woman who had 12 days left to give birth.
"She was the best sister and I loved her so much. She is always alive for me, by my side and in my heart.
"I know she's in heaven with her baby daughter smiling down on us." Friend Beata Ozmen said: "She couldn't wait to have this baby. I am sure she would be a great mother but now she is never going have the chance. She was very happy, always smiling, having a good word to say for a friend or family. We still can't believe that she is gone and that something so terrible happened to her." Ceyda Ozkan, of St German's Road, Forest Hill, was bailed until her sentencing at Woolwich Crown Court on February 1.