THE driver of a car whose “aggressive and competitive driving” resulted in the death of a 15-year-old Pickering schoolgirl has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in youth custody.
Robert Turnbull, 19, was driving his car at speeds only three yards away from the rear bumper of another vehicle when he attempted to overtake on a blind bend on the A170 at Snainton on January 9 this year.
York Crown Court was told on Wednesday that after becoming aware of an oncoming vehicle Turnbull, who admitted causing death by dangerous driving, had tried to swerve back onto the correct side of the road at a speed of between 70mph and 80mph and lost control.
His Vauxhall Corsa rolled one-and-a-half times before coming to rest on its roof, front-seat passenger Natalia Wiley dying instantly from head injuries.
For full details see tomorrow’s Evening News.