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A lorry driver has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison after admitting to causing the death of a child in an M6 motorway pile-up.
Robert Booth, from Sunderland, was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court today (Monday 25 February) after pleaded guilty to causing the death of four-year-old Priyanka Bhogal in a multiple vehicle collision on the M6.
He was also disqualified from driving for five years.
Sergeant Gavin Green, from the Regional Collision Investigation Unit, said: "We are pleased with the sentence today which reflects the severity of Booth’s crime and how seriously the courts view dangerous driving.
"This brings to an end a complex and distressing investigation, which we hope will bring some small consolation to the family of Priyanka, whose lives were shattered by her death."
The lorry driver who killed a young girl in a motorway crash after ignoring speed limit signs has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.
Robert Booth told the court he may have fallen asleep due to obstructive sleep apnoea when his vehicle smashed into slow moving traffic, killing four-year old Priyanka Bhogal.
The girl's father, Joginder Bhogal, said outside court that the sentencing was another milestone in the 'dark days' of their lives.
A lorry driver has been sentenced to four and a half years in jail and disqualified from driving for five years for causing the death of a 4-year-old girl in a motorway smash in November 2011.
Robert Booth had pleaded guilty to death by dangerous driving. His lorry was involved in a pile-up involving five vehicles on the southbound carriageway of the M6 motorway near Coleshill.
Youngster Priyanka Bhogal, from Coventry, was in a car that was involved in a collision. She died from her injuries.
A lorry driver is due to be sentenced for causing death by dangerous driving after a four-year-old girl was killed in a crash on the M6.
Priyanka Bhogal, who was from Coventry, died when Robert Booth's lorry crashed into a line of slow moving traffic in 2011.