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Road failings caused Nottingham teacher's death

Jonathan Taylor, 44 from Nottingham died while on a school skiing trip Photo:

A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death in the case of a teacher from Nottingham who died while on a school ski trip in Austria.

Jonathan Taylor, who was 44 and lived in Arnold, had been drinking with other teachers from Christ the King Academy when he slipped and fell 10ft down an unlit bank while walking back from a pub to a hotel in the ski resort of Matrei in Austria during the early hours of March 31.

The inquest heard Mr Taylor, who lived with his wife in Arnold, had drunk a "moderate" amount of alcohol during the evening of March 30, after the pupils had gone to bed, and was nearly twice the drink drive limit at the time of his death.

The coroner for Nottinghamshire, Miss Mairin Casey, said there was no evidence to suggest he had drunk to excess and said the hazard presented by the unlit road was the dominant factor.