Man, 22, admits causing death of Marcus Simmons-Allen by dangerous driving

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A 22-year-old man has admitted to causing the death of a teenager on George Richards Way in Altrincham last month.

Connor Matthews, of Portland Road in Stretford, pleaded guilty to causing the death of 18-year-old Marcus Simmons-Allen by dangerous driving at Manchester Crown Court today.

He also admitted to driving without insurance or a licence.

Matthews hit Simmons-Allen with a Volkswagen Scirocco on the evening of October 10th.

The apprentice engineer and former Wellington School pupil was taken to Salford Royal Hospital, but he later died.

The collision occurred on George Richards Way in Broadheath

At the time his mum, Paula Allen, from Broadheath, said his son had had a “lifetime of dreams” taken from him.

She said: “Marcus was a truly fab son. He was loving, caring, polite, and would help anybody.

“He was a popular lad who left a mark with everybody who had the pleasure of meeting him. He had a great group of friends, who he shared plenty of laughs and fun.

“Marcus had a lifetime of dreams and ambitions ahead of him. He truly wanted to do something productive with his life and complete an engineering degree and follow a career in engineering. His fab sense of humour was as infectious as his smile.

“We now as a family, and extended family, are destroyed. Our lives are in tatters. The devastation and loss of Marcus is immeasurable and it’s affected friends, their families and community.”

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