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."
More top news
Outbreaks of rain will move southwards turning clearer and colder.
Heavy showers with a chance of thunder but clearing this evening with clear spells overnight.
Showers are likely to break out which could turn heavy during the afternoon.