Driver who killed Sarah Giles in horror crash after police chase facing jail

A killer driver is facing jail after a young woman died in a horror car crash following a police chase in Kingstanding.

Brandon Daniels pleaded guilty to causing the death of Sarah Giles, 20, from Solihull, by driving dangerously when he appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday.

He also pleaded guilty to two counts of causing serious injury to Connor Donnelly and Dalton Banks by driving dangerously.

The collision took place on 29th July this year.

Daniels, 20, was driving an Audi A3 vehicle which was being pursued by police when it collided with a Volkswagen Golf in Kingstanding.

Ms Giles was a passenger in the Volkswagen and died after the collision.

Daniels, of Chingford Road, Kingstanding, will appear back at Birmingham Crown Court on 23rd November for sentence.

He was remanded back into custody.

The court was told how Daniels’s IQ level was at the “lowest on the spectrum” after his guilty pleas to the three charges were entered.

Adjourning sentence, Judge Michael Chambers QC told Daniels: “You have had the courage to plead guilty to these offences that, as you recognise, are very serious matters.

“Although a very significant custodial sentence is inevitable, it is very important that the sentencing judge knows as much about you as is required.

“In the meantime, you must remain in custody.”

Ms Giles’s parents had paid a glowing tribute to their daughter following her death.

They said: “Sarah Giles our loving daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt and friend. She brought sunshine into the lives of everybody who knew her, with her wonderful smile and beautiful heart.“Our lives have been devastated by her death.”

They had earlier praised locals who had tried to help their daughter at the scene.

They said: “We are overwhelmed by all the support shown by the local community following our daughter’s death.

“We would also like to thank them with all our heart for the help they gave Sarah and the police at the time of the incident.”

Bouquets had been left at the spot where Sarah died. One said: “To Sarah, such a tragic accident, rest in paradise”.

One tribute read: “My condolences to you and your family. You were taken too soon. Such a young age. Thinking of you and your family from Ryan.”

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