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Man, 22, admits causing death crash of B1190 near Horncastle

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: September 07, 2012

Lincoln Crown Court

Lincoln Crown Court

A van driver admitted causing the death by dangerous driving of a Lincolnshire pensioner when he appeared before Lincoln Crown Court.

Ross Murrell, 22, of Chestnut Drive, Hassocks, Brighton, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving following a collision on the B1190 at Thimbleby near Horncastle on August 3, 2011.

Murrell's van collided head-on with a Suzuki Swift car driven by 70 year old John Hextall. Mr Hextall, who had recently moved to the village of Bucknall, was taken to Lincoln County Hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

Murrell was bailed by Recorder Jalil Asif QC, ahead of sentencing.

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