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Appeal over 11 coach crash deaths
Theresa Sanders
Theresa Sanders was killed in the crash
A coach driver is to continue to appeal against his conviction over the deaths of 11 of his passengers in France.

John Johnston, originally from Stoke-on-Trent, was given a 30-month suspended sentence in July 2003.

A court in Sens heard how 11 tourists, six from Shropshire and five from the West Midlands, died while Mr Johnstone was speeding near Auxerre in 1990.

His lawyer has told one of the victims' fathers that Mr Johnston is taking the case to the French Supreme Court.

David Sanders, who is from Stirchley, Telford, lost his daughter Theresa in the accident.

The coach after the crash in 1990
The coach skidded about 300 metres

Mr Johnston, who was himself injured in the crash, has already had an appeal against the conviction rejected.

He was also given a five-year driving ban by the court, which had heard how he was travelling at 20mph above the speed limit when a tyre burst and the coach flipped.

The Montego European Travel bus skidded about 300 metres before coming to rest in a wheat field, killing 11 people and injuring 61.

Six of the holidaymakers were from Telford, four from Wolverhampton and one from Oldbury, West Midlands.


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