A DRIVER accused of killing two women and a six-year-old boy by dangerous driving following a crash in Spetchley has pleaded not guilty.

Joe-Lewis Tyler appeared on Worcester Crown Court live stream as he pleaded not guilty to all charged related to the fatal crash on the A44 in Spetchley on February 22.

The 33-year-old, of Grenville Road, Dines Green, appeared in court today (Monday) following the crash which killed six-year-old Leo Painter, Claire Adkins, aged 39, and Courtney Hemming, aged 26.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to three counts of causing death by dangerous driving, three counts of causing death while uninsured, one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and one count of taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.

The crash happened at about 3pm when a grey BMW 3 series collided with a white Ford Mondeo.

The judge asked the family liaison officer, who represented the victims' families, to agree on a date so they could also attend.

Tyler will now appear in Worcester Crown Court on Tuesday, August 27 for trial by jury. 

Claire Adkins and Courtney Hemming, both from Worcester, died at the scene when the white Ford Mondeo, which they were travelling in, was in collision with a grey BMW 3 series.

Six-year-old Leo Painter, also in the Mondeo, was rushed to Worcestershire Royal Hospital but died a short time later.

His mum Gemma remembered Leo as a wonderful little boy.

She said: "He always had a smile on his face and was a bundle of fun. I’m heartbroken that I won’t see him again."