A mum has gone missing after being charged with killing her two children in a horror crash on the M1 "while driving back from a party," it has emerged.
Mary McCann, 35, from Derby, was due to appear at Aylesbury Crown Court in Buckinghamshire on Friday to answer two charges of causing death by dangerous driving – but she did not show.
A warrant for her arrest has now been issued by Judge Francis Sheridan, who called for the Home Office to put airports and ports on alert for her.
He said: "It is most likely she will flee to Ireland.
"This is a sad case, but by absconding to avoid the indictment being put, is in my view tactical."
On 9 August, the mum-of-two was driving on the northbound carriageway between junctions 14 and 15, near Milton Keynes, when her white Vauxhall Astra collided with a lorry.
Her "superhero" son Smaller was tragically killed in the collision on his 10th birthday, along with her four-year-old "princess" daughter Lilly, shortly after 11pm.
The funerals of the tragic siblings were held earlier this week.
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Reports say the funerals of the tragic siblings were held earlier this week.
The driver of the Scania HGV was not injured in the crash, but the collision caused the motorway to close for 12 hours.
McCann was taken to hospital suffering from shock and was then arrested.
A family member claimed McCann had been driving back from a party in London when the tragic accident happened.
Prosecutor Heather Stangoe told the judge: "Unfortunately, we do not know where she is. It was the funeral of her children this week."
Defence barrister Laban Leake said: "The funerals were on Monday and Tuesday. We know nothing of her state of mind."
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