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Costa death crash driver claims he 'blacked out'

A man who pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving after his car crashed into a coffee shop said he "blacked out".

David Lord, 87, of Croydon Road in Westerham, Kent, lost control of his Audi on the High Street in Westerham at 10:30 GMT on 24 December 2015.

It mounted the footpath and smashed through a window of Costa Coffee, killing 74-year-old Valerie Deakin, from Udimore, East Sussex.

Lord previously denied the charge.

  • 11 Nov 2016