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Man jailed for killing grandfather in 100mph head-on crash

Muhammed Miah, 22, has been jailed for 10 years.

A man from Luton has been jailed for 10 years for causing the death of a grandfather in a head-on collision.

Muhammed Miah, 22, was travelling at more than 100mph when he hit a car travelling in the other direction.

Miah was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by driving with no insurance and causing death while driving while disqualified at Luton Crown Court.

David Edgar, 62, was killed in the crash.

Miah was driving a black Audi RS3 on May 30, 2018 along the B655 Barton Road between Hexton and Pegsdon when he performed a dangerous overtake on a blind summit.

As a result he collided head-on with a silver Kia Picanto travelling in the opposite direction, driven by 62-year-old David Edgar from Luton.

In a victim impact statement read out in court, David’s son Iain said: “Dave’s death was a senseless loss. It should not have happened. Dave was robbed of his life, his future, his family.

“We were all robbed of a warm, kind hearted man, who could light us up with his smiles and hugs, who was someone we could depend on, who supported and advised us.”

PC Carl Callan, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Muhammed Miah chose to drive in a manner that has been described by experienced traffic officers as ‘the most dangerous they have ever seen’.

"He showed complete disregard for the safety of himself and others, and his decision to overtake led to the death of an innocent man.

"I hope he uses his time in prison to reflect on the life-long impact he has had on a whole family, who will forever feel David’s loss."