Posted: Thu 14th Sep 2023

Driver receives suspended sentence after crash which caused death of friend

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 14th, 2023

A man has received a suspended prison sentence following a fatal road traffic collision which caused the death of his friend in Dolwyddelan last year.

69-year-old Andrew Newton, of Robinettes Lane in Nottinghamshire was sentenced to a 16-month prison sentence, suspended for 16 months following the collision which killed 68-year-old Marilynn Kerrigan on May 19th 2022.

He also received a two-year driving disqualification after pleading guilty to causing death by careless driving at an earlier hearing.

The collision happened shortly before 4.45pm on the A470 and involved a Daimler – being driven by Newton, and a Renault Captur.

The driver and passenger of the Renault also sustained significant injuries. Newton was also seriously injured and airlifted to hospital in Stoke.

Following the sentencing at Caernarfon Crown Court yesterday, investigating officer, PC Gareth Rogers of the Roads Crime Unit said: “This was a tragic case which resulted in the death of a much-loved lady.

“On behalf of North Wales Police I’d like to echo the Judge’s comments commending the actions of the trainee midwife who stopped at the scene to assist without hesitation. Sadly, despite the best efforts of all those involved, Ms Kerrigan could not be saved.

“Our thoughts and sympathies remain with Marilynn Kerrigan’s loved ones at this difficult time.”

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