Driver admits killing girl, 6, after crashing into schoolgirl as she walked along pavement with her dad | The Sun07/18/2022
A DRIVER has admitted killing a six-year-old girl in a horror crash as she walked on the pavement with her dad.
Sharlotte-Sky Naglis died instantly when John Owen, 45, smashed his car into her in Norton Green, Staffordshire.
He pleaded guilty to killing Sharlotte by dangerous driving when he appeared at Stafford Crown Court today.
Judge Graeme Smith warned him it was "inevitable" he would be jailed when is sentenced on October 4.
Sharlotte was walking with her dad the night before Father's Day on June 19 last year when the tragedy unfolded.
Emergency crews were scrambled to the scene but sadly she couldn't be saved and was declared dead shortly after.
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Her dad was treated in hospital for mild injuries following the crash.
Sharlotte's heartbroken family paid tribute to the youngster after her death.
They said: "Sharlotte was so beautiful, full of life, always smiling, sassy, so brave and happy.
“Sharlotte just started her gymnastics classes which she loved and was shining so bright in.
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“She was loved by everyone that met her, so caring and loving.
“Every night since she was born she would never sleep without holding her mum’s hand.
“There will never be another child like her for anyone who met her.
“She was taken so early from us and will never be forgotten.”
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