Man found not guilty of causing death of friend by dangerous driving

A man has been cleared of causing the death of his friend after a high-speed crash two years ago.

Liam Dixon, 27, was accused of causing the death of Steven Parker in February 2018 on the Wigton by-pass.

The pair had been driving at speeds of up to 118 miles per hour.

Mr Parker's powerful BMW clipped the back of Dixon's modified Corsa car, span out of control and hit a tree. He died of his injuries.

The jury were out for less than an hour considering their decision.

Mr Dixon wept when he was found not guilty of causing death by dangerous driving at Carlisle Crown Court this afternoon.

Earlier in this 4 day trial, Dixon had pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of dangerous driving.

The court heard that it was his second conviction for dangerous driving

The judge said that Dixon is likely to face a jail sentence when he returns tomorrow morning.

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