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Pensioner admits he caused car crash death

By Michael Donnelly

Published 09/09/2015

A 73-year-old Co Antrim man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a retired businessman in a three-car crash on the outskirts of Strabane in January 2014.
A 73-year-old Co Antrim man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a retired businessman in a three-car crash on the outskirts of Strabane in January 2014.

A 73-year-old Co Antrim man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a retired businessman in a three-car crash on the outskirts of Strabane in January 2014.

James Maurice Henderson, of Limehill Road, Lisburn, admitted his careless driving caused the death of Alexander McEntee from Castleblaney in Co Monaghan, and also causing greviously bodily injury to his own wife.

The collision involving Henderson's black Range Rover and 65-year-old Mr McEntee's red Jaguar car and a third vehicle, a silver Audi A4, occurred on the main A5 Mulvin Road between Newtownstewart and Victoria Bridge. Prosecution lawyer Simon Reid told Dungannon Crown Court that no mechanical defects were found with Henderson's vehicle and it is understood the collision occurred when he drove straight ahead "for some unknown reason" instead of following the contours of a shallow bend.

Henderson will be sentenced next month.

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