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Photo of hit-and-run victim Diane Wright and family

Diana Wright (second from right) with her husband and daughters Credit: Family photograph

Diane Wright, a primary school teacher, was killed in September 2010 after her car collided with that of Paula Barnes. Barnes was drink driving erratically on the wrong side of the road. Today she was sentenced to 8 years 5 months in prison after admitting causing death by dangerous driving.


Hit-and-run woman due to be sentenced

Paula Barnes. Credit: Wiltshire Police

A Wiltshire woman who fled Britain after killing a primary school teacher in a road crash is due to be sentenced this morning at Swindon Crown Court.

Paula Barnes, 45, of of Baydon, Wiltshire, fled to Holland more than two years ago after being charged with causing death by dangerous driving following the crash in Baydon in September 2010.