A WOMAN has denied she failed to stop at the scene of an accident in which a pedestrian died on the A34.

Sheila Shirley, 69, will now face a trial at Oxford Magistrates' Court in July having pleaded not guilty to the offence yesterday.

Shirley, of Baulking, Faringdon, has been charged with one count of being the driver of a vehicle who failed to stop after a road accident in connection with a late-night incident, on December 16, 2018.

A collision happened on the southbound road close to the Botley Interchange, at about 2.15am.

Jack Morley, 36, from Hungerford, died on the scene after being hit by a car.

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District Judge Kamlesh Rana presided over a short hearing in the court yesterday.

Shirley spoke only to confirm her name, age and address and to enter her plea.

Judge Rana discussed arrangements for the trial and set a provisional date for July 22.

Shirley was granted unconditional bail until she returns to the courtroom.

The Oxford Times:

Following his death, the family of Mr Morley released a tribute, saying he 'lived three lifetimes in one.'

Their statement said: “Jack came from a large family. He leaves behind his mum, step-father and grandad. He was much loved by his family and many, many friends.

“Jack enjoyed tinkering with bikes and of course enjoying the ride out and fresh air. He enjoyed snowboarding, mounting biking and travelling so much, visiting many places.

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“Jack was the most endearing walking contradiction of a person. He was crazy but calm, wild but the voice of reason free spirited but settled and so very kind hearted.

“You'll never find another Jack. Jack lived three lifetimes in one.

“He was the life and soul and the bridge between friends.”