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Wolverhampton driver admits causing death by dangerous driving

George Searle Image copyright Police handout
Image caption George Searle, 74, died after being hit by Kile Straker's car

A banned hit-and-run driver has admitted causing the death by dangerous driving of a man he knocked off a bike.

Kile Straker, 24, drove "at speed" on the Stafford Road in Wolverhampton, where a van had moved into the outside lane to pass cyclist George Searle, 74.

Straker, of Dunstall Park, "undertook" the van, hitting Mr Searle, of Dudley, who died shortly after the crash last year, Wolverhampton Crown Court heard.

He left the scene and hid in nearby garages without seeking help.

Straker, of Armstrong Drive in Dunstall Park, changed his plea when he appeared at the court on Friday, having previously denied being involved in the July 2013 crash.

He is due back at the same court for sentencing on 10 November.

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