Driver, 67, behind bars after fatal crash

Court case
Court case

A PENSIONER has been jailed for five years after causing a smash on a Doncaster motorway in which a young woman died.

University student Jemma O’Sullivan, aged 22, from Reading, died following the incident.

Christopher Kane, aged 67, from Oakbank Close, Swinton, Rotherham, had pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving at a previous hearing.

The collision happened on September 3, 2010, and involved four vehicles on the northbound, inside lane of the M18 a mile and a half before junction two at Wadworth, Doncaster.

Kane was also banned from driving for five years at the sentencing on Friday at Sheffield Crown Court.

A statement from Miss O’Sullivan’s family said: “The trauma and grief that this individual has put us through cannot be put into words. Jemma’s life was stolen from her and Jemma was stolen from us by this truck driver who had absolutely no regard for other road users.”

“Jemma was a bright and intelligent young woman who was full of personality, a giving and loving individual, generous to a fault who brought nothing but joy to everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her.”