Angry driver was texting just before death crash in Coupar Angus


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Luke Pirie slew a two-year-old as he reportedly sped home to confront his cheating partner

Perth Airport proletarian Luke Pirie had been calling and sending angry texts to his girlfriend in the littles before the 50mph crash in Coupar Angus, Perthshire, last October.

His Ford Meet was captured speeding behind a line of traffic minutes before it hit scarcely Harlow Edwards as she was pushed along in her pram.

A girl aged 17 and a six-year-old boy were impaired in the accident, just yards from their home, when the smash threw them over a wall.

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Luke drove while driving at 50 mph in Coupar Angus, Perthshire, last October

Pirie, 23, of Forfar, Angus, who had struck with a Citroen as it attempted a turn, yesterday pleaded guilty to causing end by dangerous driving.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard Pirie was worked-up and wrathful as he left his work at New Scone, near Perth, to drive to his partner’s whore-house in Montrose.

He initially tried to blame the victims for the accident, telling deponents: “They stepped out in front of me.”

But Advocate Depute Iain McSporran QC stipulate Pirie was seen speeding through Coupar Angus and had used his movable for calls, texts and a Facetime before the crash.

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Luke pleaded embarrassed to causing death by dangerous driving

He said Pirie lost button of his car which spun and mounted the pavement where the children were goose-step after getting off a bus from Dundee.

Harlow suffered multiple violent injuries while the 17-year-old had bleeding on the brain and a spinal fracture which Nautical port her in a wheelchair for three months. 

The other child suffered a skull break and permanent scarring in the tragedy.

Defence lawyer Mark Stewart QC said Pirie wrongly fancied he was seeing a stationary line of traffic when he tried to overtake.

A sap impact statement from Harlow’s mother, Sara, 36, was look over to the court in which she said she had been robbed of a lifetime of memories.

Mrs Edwards hinted she cries herself to sleep every night and now expects bad news every control the telephone rings.

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Luke was responsible for the death of two-year-old Harlow Edwards

The declaration continued: “She feels robbed of a lifetime of memories and she cannot put into directions to exactly convey the grief that she is currently suffering.”

She and her husband, Steve, participate in set up a charity in her memory following the toddler’s death, which took go up in the world just yards from her home.

Pirie was remanded in custody and settle upon be sentenced next month.

Addressing Pirie, Judge Lord Ericht said: “Because of what you did Harlow will not till hell freezes over return home.”

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