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Fatal crash accused maintians innocence
Crash scene at the intersection of Orrong Road and Leach Hwy, Kewdale. Picture: Mogens Johansen/The West Australian

A Perth court was told today the man accused of running a stolen car through a red light and killing a taxi driver and his passenger last month maintains his innocence.

Wheelchair-bound Anthony Edwards Fogarty appeared in Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court via video link from Casuarina Prison.

His lawyer wanted to make a bail application today for Mr Fogarty, but magistrate Jan Whitbread said she would not entertain such a bid today.

Mr Fogarty, 23, faces two charges of manslaughter over the Kewdale crash on October 19.

It is alleged Mr Fogarty was driving a stolen Toyota FJ cruiser through a red light at the intersection of Leach Highway and Orrong Road and slammed into a taxi driven by Kuldeep Singh, who had just picked up a passenger at Perth International Airport.

It is believed Mr Singh and his passenger, British physicist Dr Sean Barrett who had only been in the country for 20 minutes, were killed instantly. Mr Fogarty sustained two broken legs.

In court today, Mr Fogarty's lawyer said his client maintained his innocence.

State prosecutor James MacTaggart told the court it was the State's case that Mr Fogarty was found in the driver's seat of the stolen car and sustained his injuries in the crash.

Mr Fogarty was remanded in custody to reappear in court on January 30. Magistrate Whitbread said a bail application could be brought on earlier.

The West Australian

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