A woman charged with causing a crash that killed a motorcyclist has made her first appearance in court.

Amanda Day, of Westmead, Princes Risborough, is facing one count of causing death by careless driving and appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Prosecutors claim that the 52-year-old’s driving resulted in the death of Billy Elbrow, 20, from Abingdon, on the night of August 23 last year, at Milton near Didcot.

Emergency services were first called to the scene of the collision at 7.25pm, on the A4130 at the Milton Interchange.

Mr Elbrow’s white Kawasaki motorcycle had crashed with a silver Volkswagen Passat, driven by Day.

South Central Ambulance Service sent three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance to the scene. The road was closed while police investigated.

Mr Elbrow later died at the John Radcliffe Hospital, having suffered multiple injuries as a result of the collision.

Following his death, the family of the 20-year-old paid tribute and issued a statement via Thames Valley Police.

That statement from his parents read: “Our amazing, beautiful, very much loved son was suddenly taken from us in a terrible road traffic accident.

“Billy is also a much-loved brother, grandson, nephew, boyfriend and friend to so many.

“Billy was a happy-go-lucky chap who loved and lived life to the full.”

While no formal plea was given at the court appearance yesterday, Day made an indication to the court that she intended to plead not guilty to the offence.

Day is next due to appear at Oxford Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on May 3.

She was released on bail in the meantime.