Mother Arrested After Failing To Appear In Court Over Charges She Killed Her Son And Daughter In Crash
On 16th September 2021
After failing to appear in court on charges that she killed her children in a violent motorway crash, a mother-of-four was captured after a police search. An arrest warrant was issued after Mary McCann, 35, of Derby, failed to appear before Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday to answer two charges of causing death by dangerous driving.
Mary McCann, 35, of Derby, turned herself up at Aylesbury police station.
A woman was arrested today, according to Thames Valley Police.
They said: "The woman, aged 35, from Derby, presented herself at Aylesbury police station last night."
When her white Vauxhall Astra collided with a lorry on the northbound carriageway between junctions 14 and 15, in Milton Keynes, the mother was driving.
On August 9, around ten past eleven p.m., her "superhero" son Smaller and her four-year-old "princess" daughter Lilly died in a horrific collision.
Last week, the unfortunate couple's funerals were held.
The Scania HGV driver was unharmed, but the accident caused travel havoc because the highway was stopped for 12 hours.
McCann was rushed to the hospital with her third kid, who was a passenger with her siblings, suffering from shock, before being detained.
McCann had been driving back from a party in London, according to another family member.
On social media, bereaved family members offered heartfelt tributes to the children.
One wrote: 'Life is cruel to take them away from my lovely brother. Best old father in the world, he put them first no matter how hard he hit they were his life please god give him the strength.'
The children's aunt said: 'RIP my perfect little niece and nephew. Aunt Elizabeth's old pet Smaller and me little frilly Lilly.’
'Love you always and forever and never in this lifetime will you ever be forgotten, always loved.'
A family friend put: 'Mortal divine RIP beautiful angels. So sorry for your loss, their poor mommy and daddy.'
A cousin wrote: 'Can't believe I'm even writing this but rest in peace to my two beautiful little cousins Smaller and Lilly.’
'I love you with all my heart. I love you so much this doesn't even feel real. What has this world come to, hearts in bits. RIP my babies.'