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'Her death has left a hole in my heart' - tragic Bethany Fisher's parents talk of 'unbearable pain'


Bethany Fisher’s devastated parents bravely read out heartbreaking statements in court as the killer driver who took their “beautiful daughter” from them was locked up.

Mum Isabel Easson found her daughter dying after Jordan O’Donnell lost control of his Ford Mondeo ST outside her house.

O’Donnell was “on the face of it showing off” after offering to give 19-year-old birthday girl Bethany and her best friend, Meg McBurnie, a lift.

As he reached estimated speeds of around 60mph in residential streets of Bedlington, Northumberland, the girls in the back seat asked him to stop it.

But as the 20-year-old - who had only passed his test weeks earlier - carried out a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre on a bend, he lost control, smashing into parked cars, careering out of control and hitting a fence and wall.

The noise of the crash woke Isabel and she went out into the street on Victoria Terrace to seek to help - only to be confronted with the horrific scene of her daughter fatally injured and Meg lying on the ground screaming in agony.

View the full article at The Chronicle

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