Driver admits causing death of Edna Pinnington, 96
MOTORIST Oscar Rodney Fairfax-Sladden has admitted causing the death of a 96-year-old Edna Pinnington in a pedestrianised street in Stroud.
He pleaded guilty to the charge yesterday and will be sentenced at Gloucester Crown Court today.
Fairfax-Sladden, of Thompson Road, Uplands, caused Mrs Pinnington's death on May 18 last year following a collision with her on April 25 last year.
He was driving an N-registered Toyota Starlet in King Street.
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Mrs Pinnington, who lived in Lansdown, was well known in the town as an environmental campaigner, who also spoke out for plans to make her street one way.
Her death shocked many neighbours who knew her well.
He was due to stand trial yesterday but entered a guilty plea.
He will be sentenced at 2pm today.