A teenager has pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving after a promising young footballer was killed in a crash.

A black BMW came off the road and ploughed into an electricity sub-station in Windsor End, Beaconsfield, on August 6 last year - killing passenger Luca Skivington, 17.

Will Sherriff, 18, of Jennings Field in Flackwell Heath, was charged with a count of causing death by careless driving on April 28 this year.

He appeared at High Wycombe Magistrates' Court on Friday (June 26) and pleaded guilty.

He has been released on bail and will be sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on July 28.


Luca, who lived in Dean Lane in Cookham, was a player for Burnham FC before he passed away in the crash, which happened at around 10.45pm on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

At the time, his devastated parents pair tribute to their "special boy", who was "loved by so many, adored by his family and idolised by his younger brother".

They said: "We must believe he has been chosen so early by the angels, but they leave us all devastated with broken hearts for life.

“Rest well our beautiful boy we’ll be with you soon enough and in each other’s arms again. In the meantime we know you’ll keep a careful watch over your family and all your friends.”

A shrine of balloons, flowers and football shirts was set up by his devastated family and friends at the scene of the crash in his memory.