Cumbria

Driver guilty of causing Dominic Loftus death

Dominic and Chloe Loftus Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption Dominic Loftus's family said he had a "zest for life"

The driver of a car that crashed last year, killing a 22-year-old passenger, has pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving.

Dominic Loftus was in the back seat of a BMW when it came off the road between Greystoke and Penrith in Cumbria on 3 October.

The driver, Ryan Glendinning, 23, from Dacre, near Penrith, pleaded guilty to causing his death at Carlisle Crown Court.

He will be sentenced on 5 September.

Two other passengers were also seriously hurt in the crash, in which the car hit a hedge and wall beside the B5288 near Motherby.

Mr Loftus' family described him as "kind and generous" with a "zest for life".

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