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Friday, 18 April 2014

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TRUCKER DENIES DEATH CHARGE

A LORRY driver appeared in court accused of being to blame for the death of a mother-of-two in a horrific crash.

Michelle Jurd, 41, of Eden Mount Road, Grange, died after the Citroen car she was driving was in collision with an articulated lorry pulling out of a side road on the A590 near Kendal on the night of November 4, 2009.

Her two small daughters were in the car with her, but were not seriously hurt.

Lorry driver David Taylor, 54, yesterday appeared at Carlisle Crown Court and pleaded not guilty to causing Mrs Jurd’s death by dangerous driving.

The court heard the crash happened as Taylor was pulling out of Foulshaw Lane, where he lives, before turning right on to the dual carriageway at Gilpin Bridge, near Levens.

Taylor was remanded on bail and will go on trial on September 5.

Mrs Jurd was a former RAF Squadron Leader, who had served in Kosovo, Iraq and Northern Ireland.

She was the first woman to qualify as a navigator on Puma helicopters and later spent two years working as a navigation instructor for officers learning to fly helicopters.

During her RAF service she landed troops deep behind enemy areas in Iraq and Kosovo, and once, in a sandstorm in Iraq, she led an operation into enemy territory to recover stranded soldiers.

She and her husband Neil, whom she met while on operational service in Belize in 1993, where he was a serving Gurkha officer in the army, had beenmarried for 13 years. They have two small daughters.

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