Nine years for driver who caused road-crash death

Nine years for driver who caused road-crash death

A CLECKHEATON man has been jailed for nine years for causing death by dangerous driving. 

Adam Kershaw, 29, of Booth Street, was travelling on the A65 near Settle, North Yorkshire in July, 2018, when he collided with a black Peugeot.

Joe Keane, who was travelling with his girlfriend in the vehicle, died as a result of the collision. 

Bradford Crown Court heard that Kershaw was driving a Mercedes horsebox which he had adapted into a campervan. 

He was accompanied by three passengers, two of whom were on a sofa nailed to the floor of the vehicle. 

Kershaw was 2.8 times over the legal drink-drive limit at the time of the crash and drove dangerously for 28 miles. 

The court was told his manner of driving prompted four members of the public to call 999. 

Before the smash, Kershaw collided with a bridge, causing £3,100 of damage, but failed to stop.

Kershaw, who had previously pleaded guilty to killing Joe Keane, admitted five more charges including causing death while unlicensed, causing death while uninsured, two counts of possessing class A drugs and one count of possessing class B drugs. 

He was banned from driving for 11-and-a-half years on top of his jail sentence.

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