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Family of a mother, 28, killed when her boyfriend plows 22ft car off a bridge blowing him up for showing ‘no remorse’

The FAMILY of a mother who was killed when her boyfriend plowed through a car on a 22ft bridge has drawn criticism from him for showing “no remorse.”

Danielle Andrews, 28, died in the rubble after Andrew Vowles, 35, crashed his car in a horrific early morning collision on Coryton intersection in Cardiff.

Danielle Andrews, 28, dies in ruins as her family says'she deserves better'

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Danielle Andrews, 28, dies in ruins as her family says ‘she deserves better’Credit: WNS
Cocaine-fueled Vowles failed to stop his VW Golf at a red light as he drove up to 64mph

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Cocaine-fueled Vowles failed to stop his VW Golf at a red light as he drove up to 64mphCredits: Athena

Four Danielle moms died because cocaine-fueled Vowles failed to stop his VW Golf at a red light while he was driving at up to 64 mph in November 2020.

He then crashed through a barrier of the overpass – sending the car through the air after he “didn’t attempt to brake”.

The court heard roadside camera footage showed Vowles failing to slow down as it approached the lights, then swerving to the curb before swerving across two lanes and plunging.

Now, her family has blamed Vowles for “betraying her trust” as he showed “no remorse” for his heinous act.

‘REMORSELESS’

In a victim impact statement, Danielle’s family said: “Danielle is a vivacious and intelligent young woman.

“Danielle put her trust in Andrew Vowles when she got into a van with him that night, but he betrayed her trust.

“Andrew Vowles’s despicable behavior not only robs Danielle of their future, but also the chance to know their mother.

“She deserves more.”

Danielle’s family also said they have not received any “expression of regret” from Vowles.

Defender Owen Williams said Vowles “really regrets” his actions.

He said: “He knows that he has ruined lives and has taken one.”

Judge Richard Williams said: “It cannot be said that there is genuine remorse in this case as opposed to self-pity.

“This is the most obvious case of dangerous driving possible.”

Mother and daughter Danielle died in the rubble of Coryton intersection in Cardiff

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Mother and daughter Danielle died in the rubble of Coryton intersection in CardiffCredit: WNS
The mother is described as a'vibrant and intelligent young woman'

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The mother is described as a ‘vibrant and intelligent young woman’Credit: WNS

He has now been jailed for seven years and six months after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

They also received no explanation as to why he was suddenly speeding off the road bridge.

The court said the vehicle was traveling at about 43 km/h in the air before hitting large trees and landing on its roof 75ft ahead.

Danielle, 28, was left “cocooned” in the car with seat belts on while Vowles stepped over to the A470’s stiff shoulder.

The court said Vowles had nine points on his license at the time of the crash – and was not wearing a seat belt.

‘RUINED LIVES’

Blood tests showed he was five times over the legal limit for drugs after testing positive for cocaine.

The couple checked out of the Park Inn at 3.43am before driving down the road at “extremely fast” in heavy rain.

The court heard text messages revealed Vowles had asked to receive cocaine from an agent at 4am.

But just five minutes later, the car was then caught on camera on a 40mph slide before running through a red light.

Vowles lied to police after the collision and said there were four people inside the vehicle at the time of the collision.

Vowles, of Caerphilly, South Wales, is also banned from driving for eight years and nine months – and will have to take an extended driving test.

CPS’ Leighton Mawer said: “Andrew Vowles made the decision to drive the way he did and takes responsibility for what happened.

“It was his actions that caused a young woman to take her life tragically.

“Our thoughts remain with Danielle’s family and friends, who have suffered a terrible loss.”

If you are affected by the issues raised, Women’s Aid provides live chat service – available weekdays from 8am – 6pm and weekends 10am – 6pm. You can also call the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline toll-free on 0808 2000 247.

Vowles was driving at up to 64 mph when he sped through a red light

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Vowles was driving at up to 64 mph when he sped through a red lightCredits: Athena
The car crashed into a tree and fell on its roof

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The car crashed into a tree and fell on its roofCredits: Athena

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Bobby Allyn

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