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Holbeach lorry driver admits causing death of two Spalding women

A Holbeach lorry driver has been sent for sentence at Lincoln Crown Court after he admitted causing the deaths of two women in a traffic collision on the A17 at Swineshead in August last year by driving without due care and attention.

Appearing at Boston Magistrates Court, Kelvin Mason (51) of The Brambles was said to have been driving a Mercedes Benz Axar large goods vehicle at 12.15pm on August 29 2018, when he ‘slammed’ into the back of a Citroen A17 car being driven by John Traves with his wife Joyce and a friend Mary Blades as passengers, as he slowed to make a right hand turn.

Prosecuting Ali Zaki said Mr Traves was left with a back injury but Mrs Blades (84) and Mrs Traves both died of their injuries, Mrs Blades on August 30 and Mrs Traves (83) on September 17.

Mr Zaki said that in the view of the crown, the case should go to the crown court for sentence as the starting point was 36 weeks in custody and Tim Pole, representing Mason, said he did not oppose this.

Mason was granted unconditional bail until a date for his sentence has been arranged.

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