Lorry driver jailed after fatal crash

A LORRY driver who caused an accident which claimed the life a successful Suffolk banker has been jailed for four years.David Walker, 57, of Rotterdam, in Holland, was driving a lorry on the M6 towards its junction with the M1 and A14 when he ploughed into the back of a queue of traffic.

A LORRY driver who caused an accident which claimed the life a successful Suffolk banker has been jailed for four years.

David Walker, 57, of Rotterdam, in Holland, was driving a lorry on the M6 towards its junction with the M1 and A14 when he ploughed into the back of a queue of traffic.

David Bush, 45, of Whepstead, near Bury St Edmunds, and Kevin Durcan, from Dogsthorpe, were both killed in the horrific creash.

After admitting two counts of death by dangerous driving at Leicester Crown Court, Walker was jailed for four years and banned from driving until he retakes a driving test by Judge Christopher Metcalfe.

Mr Bush was a senior business manager at Lloyds TSB in Colchester. Colleagues at the bank described him as “hugely popular and an outstanding leader”.

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