Devon driver caused death of Derby cyclist on A30

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A 22-year-old Devon woman driver has admitted causing the death of man who was cycling around the UK for charity.

Georgina Mills pleaded guilty to causing the death of Simon Evans on the A30 at Tedburn St Mary, Devon, by driving without due care and attention.

Exeter Crown Court heard that Mills, of Fore Street, Okehampton, was distracted for a second and her car struck Mr Evans, 38, of Derby, in November 2009.

She was bailed for sentencing at a later date.

Mr Evans had been taking part in a challenge to cycle the length of the UK.

Rupert Taylor, defending, said: "It was a moment's distraction which led to the tragic and dreadful consequences."

Mr Taylor said there were no aggravating features like excessive speed or alcohol involved.

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