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Man jailed for 8 years for causing death of his girlfriend

Lewis Young has been jailed for 8 years Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

A man from Havant has been jailed for 8 years for causing the death of his girlfriend.

Payton Sparks, who was 16-years-old, died and a 14-year-old boy was seriously injured when a Vauxhall Tigra driven by Lewis Young left the road and struck a building.

He had pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

The incident happened in May this year on Petersfield Road in Havant.

Payton died at the scene whilst the 14-year-old boy sustained serious injuries.


BREAKING NEWS: Driver charged after Payton Sparks death

Payton Sparks Credit: Hampshire Police

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a crash in which 16 year old Payton Sparks was killed.

The incident happened on the B2149 Petersfield Road, Havant, at 10.42pm on May 25th.

Payton, from Botley Drive, Havant, died at the scene. A 14-year-old boy from Havant, the back seat passenger, sustained serious injuries but is now recovering.

Lewis Young, 19, of no fixed abode but previously from Havant, was charged this morning with causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury to another by driving dangerously, aggravated vehicle taking, driving without insurance, driving while disqualified and making off without payment.

He was remanded in custody by Portsmouth Magistrates Court and committed to the crown court at Portsmouth for a hearing on July 15th.