January 25, 2018 4.27 pm This story is over 53 months old

Bulgarian lorry driver admits causing deaths of two men on A1

She will be sentenced next month.

A Bulgarian woman has admitted causing the deaths of two men by driving a lorry carelessly following a fatal crash on the A1 in Lincolnshire.

Mark Lacey and Alexander Sherif, from London, died in the collision involving a Mini car and a lorry at Colsterworth in the early hours of hours of Wednesday 11 October last year.

Irina Ivanova Elenkova, 37, who was driving the lorry, pleaded guilty to two charges of causing death by careless driving when she appeared at Lincoln Crown Court this afternoon.

She also admitted a third charge relating to the tachograph of the lorry she was driving.

At an earlier hearing the court heard Elenkova, of Taras Shevchenko, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, was driving a Romanian lorry which left part of its trailer protruding in to the northbound carriageway of the A1.

Both of the dead men were travelling in a Mini car which was being driven north on the A1.

Following the crash police arrested Elenkova and a Bulgarian man who was also in the lorry.

Kostadin Ivanov Tanev, 41, of the Trakija Complex, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, today also appeared at Lincoln Crown Court and entered a guilty plea to an offence relating to the tachograph.

Recorder Andrew Easteal adjourned sentence until February 1.

Both defendants were remanded back in to custody.