Woman charged after brother, 10, and sister, 4, killed in horror motorway crash

Thames Valley Police have now confirmed 35-year-old Mary McCann has been charged with two counts of death by dangerous driving following the fatal smash

A woman has been charged after a young brother and sister were killed following a horror smash on the M1.

Smaller McCann, 10, and his younger sister Lilly, 4, died late on Monday night after the crash at junction 14 on the motorway.

A 35-year-old woman – named by detectives as. Mary McCann – has now been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

A white Vauxhall Astra collided with a Scania lorry on the M1, near Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, earlier this week.

Another child passenger and the driver were injured and taken to hospital, but have since been discharged.

Thames Valley Police, who are leading the investigation, have now confirmed that an arrest has been made.

A police spokesperson said: “A woman has been charged following a road traffic collision in which two children died on the M1, near Milton Keynes.

“Mary McCann, aged 35, of Bamford Avenue, Derby, has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

“It is in connection with a road traffic collision that occurred at around 11.10pm on Monday (9/8) and involved a white Vauxhall Astra and a Scania HGV.

“McCann has been remanded in custody to appear at Crown Court on 6 September.”

Following the tragic crash, heartbroken family members paid tribute to Smaller and Lilly.

One wrote: “RIP you two beautiful little angels. Never seen sadder in my life.

“Such a cruel world we all live in. Keep their mummy and daddy in your prayers, couldn’t imagine their pain.

“Two little lives taken way too soon. A little brother and sister gone to heaven together.”

Smaller recently celebrated his 10th birthday, with his mum sharing photos on Monday, the day of the crash, showing him and Lilly standing next to a novelty balloon.

An aunt wrote: “Love you always and forever and never in this lifetime will you ever be forgotten, always loved.”

Another relative wrote: “RIP cousins. May god give you the best beds.”