Three men accused of causing West Lothian mother’s death by dangerous driving - one charged with driving under the influence of drink or drugs

A trio of men have appeared in court accused of causing the death of a West Lothian woman by dangerous driving - and one has been charged with driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 7:00 am

Fiona Reid died following a collision on the A7066 road near Bathgate in July last year. The collision involved three cars and two motorbikes.

The 37-year-old was described by her heartbroken family as a “beautiful, caring woman who was loved by many people.”

Police confirmed last month that three men had been charged in connection with the incident.

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Fiona Reid died following the collision in July 2020.
Fiona Reid died following the collision in July 2020.

Daniel De Monerri (35), Ian McLaughlan (39) and Ashley Sadler (38), all appeared in private at Livingston Sheriff Court last Tuesday to face charges of causing death by dangerous driving.

De Monerri is also accused of driving when under the influence of drink or drugs.

The three men, whose general addresses were given in court as Livingston, made no plea and were committed for further examination and released on bail. Their next court appearances are yet to be decided.

Mrs Reid, from Seafield in West Lothian, died in hospital after the collision which happened at about 4.30pm on July 6 last year.

Her family thanked emergency services and motorists at the scene who assisted her.

A fundraising page was set up by a friend to help them through the difficult time following her death. Mrs Reid was married with a young daughter.

The fundraising page described her as a “gorgeous person inside and out and loved her family more than anything.”

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