Sentencing of man who caused death of baby

A man who admitted causing the death of a baby by careless driving on the A75 is expected to be sentenced at Dumfries sheriff court.

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A75 baby death case: Man jailed

A 62 year old man has been handed a 16 month prison sentence for causing the death of a baby in a crash on the A75.

Thomas Black from Gretna will only serve 12 months because he pleaded guilty of causing the death by careless driving at an earlier hearing.

18 day old Oliver Hewson was in a car being driven by his mother when it was hit by a car being driven by Thomas Black.

The car spun out of control into the path of another vehicle and baby Oliver died as a result.

Black admitted driving at excessive and inappropriate speeds for the road layout.

He failed to keep a proper lookout and did not notice Suzanne Hewson's car waiting to turn right into a minor road.

He admitted failing to brake or take any evasive action in time to avoid colliding with the vehicle and causing it to spin across the carriageway into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

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