By Oliver Hall
A Porsche driver is facing a prison sentence after he admitted causing a crash that killed 83-year-old woman.
One of the tyres on businessman Dean Wright’s Porsche 911 was bald and he did not take adequate notice of the road conditions, Lincoln Crown Court was told.
Wright was driving along the B1188 at Sleaford Road, Dunston when he was in collision with a Suzuki Vitara killing passenger Eileen Holvey, 83, and seriously injuring her husband Horace, 84.
The prosecution also allege that Wright was speeding, although he denied that.
Wright, 48, of North Hykeham, pleaded guilty to causing the death of Mrs Holvey by careless driving on May 15, 2009.
Robert Underwood, prosecuting, said before the smash Wright had been advised by the vehicle manufacturer to change his tyres, but failed to do so.
“We say he was speeding and we say he knew he had a bald tyre,” added Mr Underwood.
Defence barrister Simon Clarke said Wright denied driving at over the 60mph speed limit on the road.
He asked for a probation report to be prepared before sentence.
Judge Michael Heath adjourned sentence for the preparation of a report and granted Wright bail.