A38 lorry driver denies killing Plymouth mum by dangerous driving

A man has denied killing a Plymouth mum by driving a lorry dangerously on the A38. Jack McIntyre, aged 34, is to face trial next year after a crash between a Scania HGV and an Audi A4. He appeared at Plymouth Crown Court to deny causing the death of 54-year-old driver Briony Elliott by dangerous driving at the Leigham interchange on September 11 last year.

Smartly-dressed McIntyre also pleaded not guilty to the alternative charge of causing her death by careless driving. Ms Elliott, who was from the Stoke area of the city, died at the scene after the accident on the eastbound carriageway at about 6.30pm that Tuesday. Her Audi A4 and a Gregory Distribution lorry were involved in a collision.

The road itself was closed for more than eight hours while specialist officers examined the scene, causing long tailbacks through the city.

Traffic was queuing for miles

Several drivers reported some motorists mounting the grass verges to try and beat the queues. There was another crash involving several vehicles nearby. A spokesperson for Gregory said at the time: “The incident is being investigated by the police and on behalf of Gregory Distribution, we wish to extend our sincerest condolences and sympathy to those affected by this tragic incident.”

Judge Paul Darlow set down a trial to last three days on February 26 next year.

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McIntyre, of Victoria Road, St Budeaux, was released on unconditional bail.

About half a dozen friends and relatives of Ms Elliott, including her daughter, sat at the back of Courtroom 3 during the 10-minute hearing.

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