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DOUBLE TRAGEDY FOR CRASH GIRL'S FAMILY; Jenna dies after dad suicide.

Byline: By Gordon Currie

A TEENAGER has admitted causing the death of his 14-year-old girlfriend by driving dangerously and crashing his car. Jenna Morris was thrown out of Iain Martin's Ford Fiesta as it spun off the road and rolled over several times at high speed in December 2003.

The accident happened on a bend on the A93 Blairgowrie to Perth road as the couple were returning home from a night out.

Martin, then 17, lost control of his car on a bend, causing it to roll three times and throw the couple on to the road. They were not wearing seatbelts.

Perth Academy pupil Jenna, a member of the Black Watch Cadet Force, was declared dead at the scene after suffering multiple injuries.

At the High Court in Forfar yesterday, Martin, now 18, admitted causing Jenna's death by dangerous driving.

Lord Brodie called for background reports on the teenager, from Wolfhill, Perth. He deferred sentence until next month at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Jenna died just two weeks after her father Brian, 41, took his own life.

He sent the family a text message saying he had hanged himself from the back of his Ford Transit van.

A few days before her death, Jenna had attended a service to celebrate her father's life with her sisters Jilly, 16, and Samantha, 17, and her mother Marie, 39.

A family friend said: 'How can one family have such bad luck? Jenna was a lovely, bright girl with her whole life ahead of her. It's just too tragic.'


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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jan 14, 2005
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