Thorpe Lane crash victim named by Police

The identity of the woman pedestrian who died in a road traffic collision in Middleton can now be released.

Michaela Fowles, aged 35, was fatally injured in the incident in Thorpe Lane, Middleton, on Friday night (28 June 2024).

In a statement, her family said:

“Michaela ‘Kayla’ Louise Fowles – A beautiful Daughter, Sister and Mum. She will always be in our hearts and never forgotten. Sleep tight sweet girl.”

They have asked that people respect their privacy at this difficult time.

Reece Lawrence, aged 29, of Raylands Way, Leeds, appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court this morning (1 July) charged with causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a collision in relation to the incident.

He was remanded in custody until a further hearing at Leeds Crown Court on July 29.


This post is based on a press release issued by West Yorkshire Police


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