Manchester City youngster jailed for 16 months after causing two deaths by careless driving in horror smash

By Pippa Field

A youth player’s Manchester City career hangs in the balance after being jailed for 16 months today for causing the death of a brother and sister by careless driving.

Courtney Meppen-Walter, 18, of Middleton Road, Blackley, was convicted of causing the death of Kulwant Singh, 32, and Ravel Kaur, 37, on September 1 last year in central Manchester.

Speeding in his Mercedes car at around 56mph in a 30mph zone, Meppen-Walter collided with a Nissan Micra emerging from a side street on Bury New Road, Cheetham Hill.

Ms Kaur’s two sons, aged 16 and 17, were also injured in the crash after being in the back seats, but both are now making good recoveries.

An official Manchester City statement, released this afternoon, said: “Manchester City Football Club offers its heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Mr Kulwant Singh and Ms Ravel-Kaur Singh, in what was a devastating tragedy for them and the Greater Manchester Community at large.

“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this devastating tragedy.”

Meppen-Walter has been at Manchester City since 2003 and has represented England at U17 level.

Picture courtesy of Greater Manchester Police, with thanks.

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