Lorry driver 'caused 5 deaths'

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A lorry driver was convicted yesterday of causing the deaths of five women in a crash on the M50 in July last year. Peter Young, 47, was trying to queue-jump traffic as it slowed for roadworks by switching into the slow lane at 61mph, Hereford Crown Court was told.

He did not see a Ford Fiesta and ran over it, carrying it 173ft pinned underneath his 4.5-ton Volvo truck before hitting a barrier and overturning. Four nurses died instantly. A passenger in another car was also killed. Sentence was delayed.