Following the sentencing today of Lance Hepworth, at Gloucester Crown Court for causing death by careless/inconsiderate driving, the family of 19-year-old Katie Clutterbuck have issued the following statement.
A taxi driver who killed a teenage girl by careless driving has been sentenced to seven months in jail at Gloucester Crown Court.
19-year-old Katie Clutterbuck from Longlevens was heavily intoxicated when she crossed the road in front of private hire driver Lance Hepworth in Cheltenham last September.
Police say Hepworth had 7-9 seconds to react, and that his passengers shouted a warning to him that she was there.
Police have released a photo of the cars involved in a collision in which three people were taken to hospital with minor injuries. It happened on Wednesday 23 January at 7:45am on the A350 in Yambrook near Trowbridge.
The collision caused long delays for commuters in and around the Trowbridge area. Police want to to speak to any witnesses of the collision.