An asylum seeker from Zimbabwe was accused yesterday of killing a model in a head-on crash while driving the wrong way down a motorway. A court was told that Rebecca Caine, 20, suffered fatal injuries when Wilfred Museka’s car ploughed into the Chevrolet Matiz carrying her.
Police said the 31-year-old Zimbabwean’s Renault Megane was on the wrong side of the M62 near Rochdale before the tragedy at 3am on Sunday. Museka, who lives in Clayton, near Manchester, gave a roadside breath test and the sample has been sent for analysis.
He appeared before a district judge at Bury magistrates’ court yesterday charged with causing death by dangerous driving, fraud by false representation, driving without insurance and driving other than in accordance with a driving licence.
One of the charges related to claims he falsely represented he had a full UK driving licence between January and September this year. Miss Caine, who was known to friends as Becky, lived in Leeds and was studying business at the city’s university.
She leaves behind a twin brother, Jack, a younger sister, Emma, her mother and partner, Susan and Russell, and her father Tim and his wife Joanne. In a tribute, the family said: ‘Our lives are shattered and our hearts are broken into pieces. Daily Mail