Inquiry into Jason MacIntyre’s death due in March

A fatal accident inquiry into the death of Scottish multi-time trial champion Jason MacIntyre has been scheduled for March 1.

MacIntyre died after colliding with a Highland Council truck two years ago – in January 2008 – while on a training ride on the A82 near the council’s depot.

The truck’s driver, Robert McTaggart, was subsequently fined £500 and banned from driving for six months after pleading guilty to careless driving at Fort William Sheriff Court.

MacIntyre’s widow, Caroline, and his family have been pressing for a full investigation into the incident, and had separately been seeking £500,000 compensation from McTaggart and Highland Council for loss of earnings and support.

The inquiry is scheduled to take place over three days at Fort William from March 1, with a premilinary hearing set for February 5.

At the time of his death, MacIntyre was the national 25-mile trime trial champion and had been training to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games.

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