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Two years in jail for Shorne driver who killed 'entirely innocent and well loved woman'

PUBLISHED: 14:38 26 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:38 26 May 2017

Ian Harvey

Ian Harvey

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The crash happened in December 2015

A Shorne driver who ploughed into another car, killing a woman inside while driving Higham has been jailed for two years.

Ian Harvey, 24 of Burdett Avenue in Shorne lost control of of his car on December 5 2015, while negotiating a left hand bend in Lower Road Higham.

The careless driver ended up on the wrong side of the narrow, unlit road, where he ploughed into a Ford Focus, killing the “entirely innocent and well loved” driver.

Moments before losing control, Harvey overtook another car at excess speed in his Ford Fiesta.

Both Ford drivers got out of their cars, when they realised the victim had suffered life-threatening injuries.

She later died at the scene.

“While he did not set out to kill anyone, he chose to ignore the hazards around him and drive well over the speed limit,” said investigating officer PC Guy Ditcher.

“An entirely innocent and well-loved woman has needlessly lost her life because of these reckless actions and it is only appropriate that he has received this sentence.

“I hope that other road users look at this case and realise the importance of always sticking to the speed limit and driving to the conditions.”

On Friday, May 26, Harvey was sentenced to two years in prison and given a three driving ban, starting from his release, after admitting causing death by careless driving.

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