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Cornish Lorry Driver Admits Causing Death By Dangerous Driving

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:03am 1st July 2014

A Bude lorry driver has admitted causing the deaths of two charity cyclists in Cornwall.

Andrew McMenigall and Toby Wallace were going from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for people with cancer.

They were 40 miles into their journey on the A30 near Newquay when they were hit by the truck last July.

32 year old Robert Palmer admitted it was down to his dangerous driving.

He also admitted a charge of dangerous driving on the same road near Okehampton eleven weeks later.

He has been released on bail ahead of being sentenced.

The two men had hoped the journey would raise £10,000 but the total swelled to £50,000 when news of the tragedy broke last year.

Mr Wallace's family said: "He had a remarkable zest for life. He was in peak condition both mentally and physically and was constantly pursuing new challenges, from rowing 3000 miles across the Atlantic and competing in events such as the World and National Rowing Championships, to riding for 24 hours straight in the World Mountain Bike championships."

Mr McMenigall's family said: "He excelled in all areas of his life, at Aberdeen Asset Management, earlier as an officer in the army, rugby player and referee; most recently as a triathlete and coach at Edinburgh triathletes, and most importantly as a devoted husband, father, son and brother."

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