Driver read texts before fatal crash

A LORRY driver has today admitted reading text messages from his girlfriend moments before he killed an Ipswich lottery winner.Adrian Burrows pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court to causing the death of Brian Mills by dangerous driving on the A14 on July 28 last year.

A LORRY driver has today admitted reading text messages from his girlfriend moments before he killed an Ipswich lottery winner.

Adrian Burrows pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court to causing the death of Brian Mills by dangerous driving on the A14 on July 28 last year.

Steven Dyble, prosecuting, said Burrows, 41, of Glebe close, Ipswich had received a series of text messages from his girlfriend and had just read his mobile phone moments before the collision.

Neil Saunders, mitigating for the Scania HGV driver, asked for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and unconditional bail to be renewed.

Judge Neil McKittrick ordered the report and said all the court's sentencing options would remain open. He made an interim disqualification banning Burrows from driving and told him he would be sentenced during the week beginning June 4.

Mr Mills, 58, of Diss was one of 13 staff at John Menzies Wholesale in Ipswich who scooped £118,156 in the lottery in May 2004.

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