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Woman, 51, admits causing man's death by careless driving.

A WOMAN who denied causing the death by dangerous driving of a popular probation officer yesterday admitted causing his death by careless driving.

Nicola Ann Rees, 51, of Abercrave, entered the plea on the fifth day of her trial at Swansea Crown Court.

Ian Wright, prosecuting, had alleged an overtaking manoeuvre by Rees in her Renault Clio on the A4109 at Aberdulais in October 2013 was dangerous and led to the death of Greg Flowers, 40, of Crynant, Neath. Father-of-three Mr Flowers, who was travelling from the opposite direction, was thrown from his Suzuki motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Yesterday, however, Mr Wright said after reviewing the evidence so far and the evidence to come the prosecution would accept a guilty plea to causing death by careless driving and would now offer no evidence to the more serious charge. Rees was formally acquitted of causing death by dangerous driving and the case was adjourned pending her sentencing. The causing death by careless driving charge had been an alternative charge in the case which Rees had also previously denied.

Trial judge Paul Thomas will sentence Rees tomorrow.

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Mar 25, 2015
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