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Sneezing fit 'caused fatal crash'.

A TANKER driver yesterday claimed he sneezed violently moments before a crash which killed a nurse.

Shane Fraser, 44, said he was jerked up out of his seat by the sneeze and then heard such a loud crash he thought his vehicle had been "blown up".

His vehicle collided with a green Mini driven by cancer nurse Melainey Rose, 36, killing her and leaving her 62-year-old mother Catherine with multiple injuries and brain damage.

Fraser, from Inverness, denies causing death by dangerous driving on the Inverness-Thurso road in December 2007.

He told the High Court in Inverness he had put his heating on full to clear a steamed-up windscreen.

Fraser denied falling asleep at the wheel, using a mobile phone, drinking and driving or being in any way distracted.

The court heard Fraser tried to commit suicide after the tragedy.

The trial continues.
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