British actress Anna Reese involved in Bangkok car crash that left police officer dead

The 28-year-old said: 'I want my case to serve as a reminder'

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British actress Anna Reese has been charged with causing death by reckless driving after the car she was driving collided with a parked police car, killing an officer inside, in Thailand.

The 28-year-old, who has appeared in films such as The Tsunami Warrior and Brown Sugar 2, was driving a Mercedes at about 3am on Friday when she collided with the police car in Prawet, Bangkok.

She said a motorbike had cut in front of her and she lost control of her car, according to the Bangkok Post. “I feel sorry for what happened and am willing to help the family of the victim. Once the case has been finalised, I want to go into meditation to calm my mind,” she said as she wept at a local police station.

“I want to tell other motorists to take extra care... I want my case to serve as a reminder for other people.”

It is thought the police officer was sleeping in the car when it was hit. Reese was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident. She said she was shocked after she found the dead body and called relatives, who took her to their house to treat an arm injury. She later surrendered to police.