A judge has issued an arrest warrant for a woman accused of killing two of her children in a crash on the M1 near Milton Keynes, according to Thames Valley Police.
35 year-old Mary McCann of Bamford Avenue, Derby failed to appear at Aylesbury Crown Court last Thursday (10/09) to face two charges of causing death by dangerous driving.
Judge Francis Sheridan issued the warrant, not backed for bail, saying he wanted airports and ports on alert for her.
Ms McCann’s white Vauxhall Astra collided with a Scania with a HGV between junctions 14 and 15 of the northbound carriageway at about 11:10pm on Monday 9 August.
Her 10-year-old son Smaller and four-year-old daughter Lilly died as a result of the collision.
Ms McCann and another child passenger were injured in the accident, whilst the HGV driver was unhurt.
Sergeant Dominic Mahon, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: “We are appealing for the public’s help in locating Mary McCann after she failed to appear at court in connection with a fatal road traffic collision in Milton Keynes.
“We believe that it may be possible for McCann to try to alter her appearance.
“If anyone believes they recognise McCann, or has any information as to her whereabouts, then please get in touch with Thames Valley Police.
“We do not believe that she poses a danger to the wider public, however if you see her please call Thames Valley Police on 101, and quote reference number 43210356500.
“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers for 100% anonymity by calling 0800 555 111 or via their website.”
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