Dangerous driver is jailed

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A Scarborough man who admitted causing the death of a teenage girl in a head-on collision at Allerston on April 19 has been jailed for 40 months.

Kirsty Findlay, 17, of Ebberston, had been the front seat passenger in a car driven by her brother, 19-year-old Matthew, when it was involved in a collision with an overloaded flat-bed truck on the A170.

Kirsty Findlay

Kirsty Findlay

Kirsty died at the scene and her 46-year-old mother, who had been travelling in the rear of the car, had to be air-lifted to hospital after being cut free from the wreckage.

During a hearing at York Crown Court in August, Leslie David Morton, 53, of Boxhill, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, having been on the wrong side of the road after turning his truck round at a lay-by.

Today he was sentenced, again at York, to 40 months in prison, disqualified from driving for four years and sixth months, ordered to undertake an extended retest when he is released and made to pay a victim surcharge of £120.