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Meath man pleads guilty to dangerous driving killing two Irish in Perth

Irish backpackers Colm Reilly and Kiara Duncan, both aged 20, died in the accident.

Colm Reilly and Kiara Duncan were killed in the crash.
Colm Reilly and Kiara Duncan were killed in the crash.
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AN IRISH MAN has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the deaths of two Irish people in Perth, Western Australia six years ago.

Eamonn Driver, 31, from Slane in Co Meath appeared before Perth Magistrates Court today by video link according to the Hearld Sun News. He was driving the Toyota Corolla that crashed into an oncoming car driven by a 63-year-old woman on October 31, 2007 in the suburb of Bedford.

Backpackers Colm Reilly from Slane and Kiara Duncan from Kentstown in Co Meath, both aged 20, died in the accident.

Driver returned to Ireland before he was charged. However, Minister for Justice Alan Shatter granted his extradition and Driver was brought back to Australia.

He will remain in custody until his next court appearance in Perth District Court on October 25.

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