Teenage boys charged with Hope Dell's death face court
TWO teenage boys charged with the death of their friend after a car crash in December last year have had their matters heard in court this morning.
Courtroom 3 of the Maroochydore Magistrates Court was packed with friends and supporters of Hope Dell and her family.
Hope was killed on December 11 when the car she was a passenger in, crashed on Caloundra Rd and struck a tree.
Police will allege the driver, Jameson Mark Routledge, was taking part in an illegal street race moments before the smash.
He has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, causing death while excessively speeding while taking part in an unlawful race.
The second driver- Luke Evan Chesher-who was also travelling in the westbound lanes of Caloundra Rd- was charged with the same offences.
The pair have been accused of street racing moments before the crash.
Hope's mother Faye Read attended court yesterday, held up by a large group of family and friends.
At her funeral, Hope was remembered as a joy to be around, a bright, confident, funny young woman with the world at her feet.
Mr Routledge did not appear in court, however his lawyer sough an adjournment for a full committal mention on May 25.
Mr Chesher appeared, with the support of his family, and his matter was also adjourned until May 25.