Cumbria

Pensioner admits M6 death responsibility

Christine McGuire Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption Christine McGuire's Renault Kangoo was hit by Colin McLachlan's Nissan Pathfinder

A pensioner has admitted being responsible for the death of a woman on the hard shoulder of the M6.

Retired nurse Christine McGuire, 67, from Stranraer, was killed when her car was struck near Penrith, Cumbria, on 7 January 2015.

Appearing at Carlisle Crown Court, Colin McLachlan pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving having previously denied the offence.

The 74-year-old, of Kilmarnock, will be sentenced in September.

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