Cumbria

Driver admits James McKenzie Workington crash death

James McKenzie
Image caption James McKenzie manned the turnstiles at Derwent Park for more than 40 years

A man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a 61-year-old driver who died following a crash in Cumbria.

The collision, between a Ford Focus and a Volkswagen Golf, happened on Honister Drive in Workington on 7 March.

James McKenzie, 61, from Workington, was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

Lee Walley, 35, also from Workington, who was driving the Golf, admitted causing death by dangerous driving at Carlisle Crown Court.

He was remanded on bail for background reports and will be sentenced on 13 July.

Walley was banned from driving in the meantime.

Mr McKenzie of Furness Road, Moorclose, manned the turnstiles at Derwent Park, Workington Town Rugby club's ground, for more than 40 years.

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