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A man admits killing his brother in a crash in Paisley

Shaurn Convery and Jamie Convery
Image caption Shaun Convery [left] admitted killing his 17-year-old brother Jamie by careless driving

A mechanic has admitted killing his brother in a crash after he lost control of a sports car and hit an oncoming vehicle.

At the High Court in Glasgow, 23-year-old Shaun Convery admitted causing the death of his 17-year-old brother Jamie by careless driving.

The accident happened on the A726 Hurlet Road in Paisley on 1 August 2009.

Convery, of Peat Road, Glasgow, will be sentenced next month.

The court heard that Convery had only driven the Toyota MR2 for the first time that day.

The force of the impact with an oncoming Mercedes was such that the Toyota split in two.

His parents told the court the family had already lost one son and they did not want to lose another one.

The court was told that Convery had become withdrawn since the accident.

Defence counsel Alan McLeod said: "Convery has very little recollection of the incident and doesn't recall the impact.

"What he will never forget is the sight of his brother lying dead.

"That will be with him for the rest of his days."

Lord Turnbull deferred sentence on Convery for background reports and disqualified him in the interim.

Convery also admitted having no insurance.

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