Man admits fatal drug driving charge

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A Vale man has admitted being high on drugs when he was involved in a fatal car crash.

Paul Fletcher, of Chiltern Road, Wingrave, lost control of the Honda Accord he was driving in Ledburn and crashed into a tractor which was travelling in the opposite direction before hitting two other vehicles.

One of them was a Volkswagen Polo driven by Paul Gordon, 46, which was towing an Audi A4.

Mr Gordon, from Leighton Buzzard, died at the scene while a woman in the Audi received serious leg injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

Fletcher, 40, was thrown from his vehicle and suffered a head injury. He was also airlifted to Addenbrooks Hospital and Class A drugs were subsequently found in his possession.

The incident happened on December 7, 2012.

Fletcher was arrested on March 12 last year and today (Monday) at Aylesbury Crown Court pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving while unfit through drugs.

He previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a Class A drug – crack cocaine – and one count of possession of a Class A drug – heroin - at a hearing on November 12 last year.

Fletcher will be sentenced on February 17.