Mum devastated after 112mph Porsche crash killed pregnant daughter and unborn son

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A devastated mum has spoken of her heartbreak after a speeding driver killed her daughter and her unborn son in a horror car crash.

Anna Kirsopp-Lewis, a mum of one, was on her way to her final antenatal appointment two weeks before her due date when the car she was driving was hit by a Porsche driving at 112mph.

The sports car was being driven along the A36 in Frome, Warminster by Ian Barton, reports Somerset Live.

He was speeding at 130mph on the road before losing control and hitting Anna's car.

The impact of him hitting Anna, 34, from behind pushed her off the road into a ditch.

Anna was a mum of one and two weeks from being a mum of two
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Anna, 34, died instantly as a result of the speed that the driver hit her.

The inquest heard she died as a result of "aggressive, audacious and abhorrent" driving by the man behind the wheel, businessman Barton, who died in hospital days after the crash.

Anna's mum Caroline said: “She probably didn’t even know she had been hit and that’s the only thing that gives me some peace.

Anna was killed instantly by the horror crash at Black Dog Hill
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The Porsche was being driven at speeds of up to 130mph
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"Life is just very, very precious, Oscar didn’t even get to have a life. This wasn’t meant to be.

"If only he didn’t drive at speed Oscar would be here and our lives would be totally different.”

A video produced by law firm Boyes Turner LLP in association with road safety campaign Brake contains dash cam footage taken moments before the crash, showing the Porsche Cayenne on the wrong side of double-white lines – narrowly missing an oncoming lorry – as he flashes past queuing traffic, including a large trailer, at speeds estimated to reach 130mph.

Anna Kirsopp-Lewis and her unborn son were killed by a speeding driver
(Image: Brake / SWNS)

Anna's mother Caroline said someone was destined to die that day because of Ian Barton's driving

Caroline added: "When I see those cars, I know that she's dead.

"The impact of him hitting Anna from behind pushed her off the road and into a ditch.

"It just concertina-d the back of her car forward, breaking the seatbelt mechanism so she was then free to catapult through the windscreen."

Ian Barton died in hospital five days after the crash
(Image: SomersetLive)

Claire Roantree, legal representative from Boyes Turner, said: "It was beyond dangerous. It was, without doubt, going to devastate anyone who came into contact with him."

"The overtaking speed was estimated at 130mph – it's only ever going to end up one way.

An inquest into Anna's death, held in October last year, found she was unlawfully killed.

David Ridley, senior coroner for Wiltshire and Swindon, said: "I'm sure this is more than a very serious mistake. There was a very high risk of death should he lose control as he did.

"The prospect of a crash was reasonably forseeable. The breach of care (for other road users) resulted in the death of Anna Kirsopp-Lewis.

"The manner in which he drove was appalling… [and] can only be described as aggressive, audacious and abhorrent."

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