A MAN has appeared before magistrates charged with causing the death of Devizes mum Karly Heweson.

Brad Hayden, 26, of Parkfield did not enter pleas to charges of causing death by dangerous driving or causing serious injury by dangerous driving. Salisbury magistrates bailed him for a plea hearing at the town’s crown court on August 9.

The charges relate to a crash on Bath Road, Devizes, last August that claimed the life of 21-year-old mum Karly Heweson. Another woman, then 20, was seriously injured in the accident.

In a tribute released last year, Ms Heweson’s family said: “She was a free spirit and wonderful young lady with so much to live for.

“Just under two years ago she became a mother to beautiful Joshua giving us the most precious grandson. Karly was a fantastic mum and we were looking forward to making lots more happy memories with her and Joshua. It is impossible to put into words just how devastated we are to have lost our Karly so suddenly and in such tragic circumstances - the pain we feel is indescribable and she will leave such a huge hole in our lives. Her energy, beauty and love of life will live on in her son JJ.

“We’d like to thank everyone who has sent us messages of support - we have been overwhelmed by your kindness and the sheer volume of messages is testament to just how popular Karly was.”

In September, a horse-drawn hearse carried Ms Heweson's coffin to her funeral service at St John's Church. Her family asked mourners to wear yellow, Ms Heweson's favourite colour.