A CHEPSTOW man has pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving after a Monmouth pensioner was killed in a car crash on the A466 in Tintern 18 months ago.

Darren Williams, aged 47, of Valentine Lane, admitted the charge at Newport Crown Court today following the death of Beryl Ellis, 79, from Wyesham on September 7, 2014.

Williams was the driver of a grey Opel Mantra that collided with the back of a Ford Fiesta that Mrs Ellis was a back-seat passenger in.

He pleaded not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and denied three counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving relating to the three other people in the Ford Fiesta: Michael Clark, Bridget Clark and Laura Keyes but will not be tried for those counts.

Judge Philip Richards granted Williams unconditional bail and disqualified him from driving on an interim basis, pending his sentence. The judge adjourned the case for sentencing on Tuesday, March 15.