Jake McLean's mother says he MUST have been distracted before crash

EXCLUSIVE: Jake McLean’s heartbroken mother says he was a ‘skilled driver’ who MUST have been distracted before fatal crash in Turkey that left his Towie star lover Yazmin Oukhellou in hospital

  • Jake McLean’s mother said that her son would not have lost control of the car
  • McLean died in a car crash in Turkey while girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou is injured
  • Mother Anita Walsh told prosecutors her son was an ‘experienced driver’
  • Locals said the crash happened in a notorious accident blackspot in Bodrum
  • The devastated mother of Jake McLean has claimed that her son was a ‘skilled driver’ who could have been distracted, causing the car crash that killed him and injured his girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou.

    Anita Walsh told prosecutors in Bodrum that Jake, 33 would not have lost control of the car as it flew off a bend on a mountainous road in the early hours of Sunday morning because of his driving expertise.

    Anita raised her concerns with Turkish prosecutors who are investigating the crash in which Yazmin, 28 was left with an injured arm.

    An Assistant Prosecutor who cannot be named under Turkish Law told MailOnline: ‘We have spoken with Jake’s mother and she has told us that something was going on in the car that distracted him.

    ‘She does not believe that this accident was caused by his poor driving. She said that he is a very skilled and experienced driver and would not have lost control of the car like this.’

    Prosecutors plan to speak to Anita in further detail over the coming days as they attempt to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the crash.

    Jake McLean's mother Anita Walsh (pictured together) does believe his fatal car accident in Turkey over the weekend was caused by his poor driving

    Jake McLean’s mother Anita Walsh (pictured together) does believe his fatal car accident in Turkey over the weekend was caused by his poor driving

    Photographs have revealed the extent of the damage to the blue Mercedes E class saloon that Jack McClean was driving during the crash

    Photographs have revealed the extent of the damage to the blue Mercedes E class saloon that Jack McClean was driving during the crash

    Jake (left) was pronounced dead at the scene while Yazmin (right) was rushed to hospital where she had surgery on her arm, and is now recovering

     Jake (left) was pronounced dead at the scene while Yazmin (right) was rushed to hospital where she had surgery on her arm, and is now recovering

    Jake McLean died after crashing his car off a road near the party resort of Bodrum, in Turkey

    Jake McLean died after crashing his car off a road near the party resort of Bodrum, in Turkey

    Anita arrived in Bodrum on Tuesday accompanied by Jake’s uncle. She has already been interviewed by police and is making arrangements for her son’s body to be flown back to the UK once the investigation has been completed.

    Turkish prosecutors revealed that they are working on the basis that Jake was drunk as they await an autopsy report and that Yasmin too may have been drunk.

    They also believe that he is estimated to have been driving at ‘well over’ the 40 miles per hour speed limit although they had yet to establish a specific figure for this.

    Investigators have already revealed how reality TV star Yazmin yelled ‘help me, help me. My friend is dead’ as she scrambled to safety moments after the horror smash.

    Yazmin is currently being treated for injuries to her arm in Bodrum’s Acibadem Hospital where she is being comforted by her mother Lisa.

    Adil Mert from the hospital’s International Patients Department said: ‘The patient’s mother has been provided with a room so that she can stay with her daughter while she undergoes treatment.

    ‘We cannot reveal any details about the patient apart from the fact that she is making progress and is being well looked after.’

    Jake's car left the road on a sharp bend, crashed through a sign warning of a sharp turn, tumbled 10ft down a steep embankment and came to rest on its roof (pictured)

    Jake’s car left the road on a sharp bend, crashed through a sign warning of a sharp turn, tumbled 10ft down a steep embankment and came to rest on its roof (pictured) 

    The driver's side has partially caved in as a result of the impact of the crash

    The driver’s side has partially caved in as a result of the impact of the crash

    Locals say the route where the crash happened is a notorious accident blackspot, particularly for tourists who use it to shuttle between bars and clubs at night

    Locals say the route where the crash happened is a notorious accident blackspot, particularly for tourists who use it to shuttle between bars and clubs at night 

    Jake and Yazmin were driving in a blue Mercedes E class saloon along a windy, mountainous road between the coastal city of Bodrum and the seaside town of Yalikavak as they returned from a night out.

    Jake hired the car in Istanbul and then drove down to Bodrum, where Yazmin joined him for a break.

    The crash took place at around 4.30am and investigators have established that the car hurtled around 70 feet over a left turn bend and landed in a ravine almost 30 feet below.

    Jake was pronounced dead at the scene while Yazmin was rushed to hospital, where she underwent to her injured arm.

    After the crash, she clambered through thick, thorny bushes to stop a passing motorist for help.

    Photographs have revealed the extent of the damage to the blue Mercedes as a result of the accident.

    The passenger side window, from where Yazmin is believed to have escaped is knocked out while there are blood stains on the inside of the door. The driver’s side has partially caved in while the vehicle has also sustained serious damage on the rear of its exterior.

    The roof, with both front and back sunroofs open, has been crushed while all the air bags are open in the car, which is in a local garage in Yalikavak.