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A75 baby death sentencing

Thomas Black leaving court at an earlier hearing Photo: ITV Border

A 62 year old man who admitted causing the death of a baby by careless careless driving on the A75 is expected to be sentenced today.

18 day old Oliver Hewson was in a car being driven by his mother when it was hit by a car being driven by Thomas Black form Gretna.

The car spun out of control into the path of another vehicle and baby Oliver died as a result.

Black admitted driving at excessive and inappropriate speeds for the road layout.

He failed to keep a proper lookout and did not notice Suzanne Hewson's car waiting to turn right into a minor road.

He admitted failing to brake or take any evasive action in time to avoid colliding with the vehicle and causing it to spin across the carriageway into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

The sheriff told Black he was banned from driving and said:

"The court will be considering a sentence of imprisonment."

– Sheriff George Jamieson