28th July1980: Alf and Renee Roberts went to a country pub to celebrate the Post Master allowing a new sub-post office in the Roberts' new shop, which was to represent a new start for the couple. As he had been drinking, Alf had to let Renee drive home, although she hadn't yet passed her driving test and Alf was less than confident about her driving skills. Alf didn't give Renee an easy time, treating the exercise as a lesson; when Renee stalled the car in a narrow lane next to roadworks, Alf got out of the car and demanded that she move to the passenger seat and let him drive. Without warning, a lorry came down the lane at full speed and hit the car head-on. Alf barely had time to warn Renee and jump out of the way, but Renee sustained critical injuries and died in hospital.
Kylie Platt is the wife of David and mother of Max and Lily Platt. Kylie was raised by a drug addict mother and abusive father. She resented her half-sister Becky Granger for leaving home when Kylie was eight, and was thrown out after falling pregnant at nineteen. Max's dad, Callum Logan, ended up in prison, and Max was taken into care as Kylie was homeless. In 2010, Becky tracked Kylie down and helped her regain custody of Max, but fearing she couldn't hack it as a mother, Kylie sold Max to Becky and Steve McDonald and left. She made a surprise return to Weatherfield the following year after meeting and getting engaged to David Platt in Tenerife, where she was working as a cage dancer. After getting married, the Platts won custody of Max and in 2013 Kylie gave birth to their daughter Lily - although there was uncertainty over her parentage due to a one-night stand between Kylie and Nick Tilsley. Arriving in the Street as an opportunistic thief, Kylie frequently pushed David to get what he could from his family - including Audrey Roberts's salon where they both worked - but matured as she was accepted into the Platt clan.
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