Drunk lady Chelsea Standage Sentenced For Fatal Collision In Horbury


Drunk lady Chelsea Standage Sentenced For Fatal Collision In Horbury

This is the moment a drunken girl ignored the terrified pleas of her friends while speeding at 80mph – before a crash which killed her boyfriend Elliott Lemm,20.

In shocking footage filmed inside the car, Chelsea Standage, aged 19 at the time, was heard to say ‘I’m only doing 80mph’ as a girl passenger cried: ‘Slow down.’

Another voice mocking the pleading teenage girl joked, ‘Mate she’s never experienced a crash hahahaha’ moments before tragedy struck.

Standage was nearly twice the drink drive limit and was caught on CCTV doing 70mph down 30mph residential streets when she clipped a parked car and crashed her Vauxhall Corsa into a wall.

Boyfriend Elliott Lemm died in the wreckage following the collision in Horbury, near Wakefield, in the early hours of Saturday, November 13, 2021.

As Standage was today jailed for nearly nine years, Elliott’s devastated mother Samantha Lemm, from South Kirkby, West Yorkshire, told The Sun: ‘The videos of her telling everyone to “f*** off” when they are begging her to slow down just makes me feel sick.’


Ms Lemm said would never forgive Standage as she recalled the trauma of identifying Elliott’s body with his father Ian and aunt Vicky.

Part of his spine bone was missing while his ribcage had shattered and pierced into his vital organs, leaving only his heart intact.

She said: ‘I was begging and begging him to wake up. If I could have put my breath in him to give him my life I would have done in a heartbeat.

‘I wanted to swap places with him. When I held his hand and realised he wasn’t waking up, I just dropped to the ground.’

The boy’s mother said her ‘cheeky chappy’ son worked as a machine operator and was studying for an NVQ Level 2 and 3.

She said Elliott had only met Standage shortly before the incident and is adamant he wouldn’t have accepted a lift if he’d known how much she’d had to drink.

Ms Lemm said her grief was made worse by photos and videos showing Standage clubbing and drinking in the weeks after Elliott’s death. She was also furious the killer was allowed to continue driving up until her court date.

Standage, now 21, of Barden Road, Wakefield, admitted causing Elliott’s death by dangerous driving and two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving to the two other passengers in the vehicle.

A court heard she lost control of her vehicle on a bend, collided with a wall and a parked vehicle.

She is estimated to have been travelling at over 70mph on the 30mph road and gave an evidential breath test result of 63 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

At Leeds Crown Court today, Standage was sentenced to eight years and eight months in prison.

She will not be considered for release until she has served at least two thirds of her sentence. She was also banned from driving for ten years.

Ms Lemm added: ‘The day that I had to close the lid on his coffin and put Elliott into the dark I knew that it was forever.

‘Elliot was taken so suddenly there was still so much for him to do and so much I wanted to say to him. Every morning when I wake up my heart is broken.’

Detective Sergeant Paul Lightowler, of the Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: ‘Chelsea Standage’s reckless actions on that night have had an absolutely devastating impact not just on those in the car but their families, friends and the wider community

‘People may recall this collision and the media coverage of Snapchat messages sent from within the car with one of the passengers telling Chelsea to ‘slow down’.

‘Sadly, the speed she was travelling at and her impaired judgement from drinking alcohol killed one person and seriously injured two others.