A DEVIZES has admitted causing the death of mum-of-one Karly Heweson.

Appearing before Salisbury Crown Court, Brad Hayden pleaded guilty to causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving.

The 26-year-old, of Parkfield, was behind the wheel of a Seat Ibiza in August last year when it smashed through safety barriers and plunged over the side of Prison Bridge.

Karly Heweson, 21, was killed in the incident. Another woman, then 20, was seriously injured.

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.

Hayden was bailed to appear before Salisbury Crown Court on Friday, September 27, for sentence. Judge Andrew Barnett ordered the preparation of a psychiatric report.