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Driver faces mobile phone death trial in Aberdeen

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Image caption Lillian Morrison died after the incident in 2012

A woman is set to go on trial charged with causing the death of a pedestrian by driving dangerously while using a mobile phone.

Rachel Forsyth, 21, is accused of failing to pay proper attention when a car she was said to be driving collided with Lillian Morrison, 79, on Queen's Road on 27 December 2012.

At the High Court in Edinburgh, a not guilty plea for the accused, of Westhill, Aberdeenshire, was entered.

A trial was set for next year.

Judge Lord Bannatyne set the case down for 2 February at the High Court in Aberdeen.

The collision happened near the junction with Groats Road.

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