Wilfred Museka caused the death of aspiring young model Rebecca Caine, when he drove the wrong way on the M62 motorway. The 31 year old asylum seeker from Manchester was at the wheel of his Renault Megane when he hit a Chevrolet Matiz near to Milnrow, Rochdale in September.
20 year old Rebecca Caine from Leeds died and three others were hurt in the crash.
Museka pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving when he appeared at Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court. He also faces charges of driving without insurance and driving other than in accordance with a driving licence.
"As you can imagine our lives are shattered and our hearts are broken into pieces. "She was a beautiful girl with her whole ahead of her. She was embarking on a modelling career and would be finishing her final year of her business degree at Leeds University. "Rebecca was a bright light that attracted everything to her with her infectious laugh and her beaming smile. "She saw the best in everyone and was loved by hundreds of friends. The worst part is the emptiness and the total waste of a beautiful life. She was only 20 when she died. "She was our little now she is our little angel. Something somewhere has failed us."
Rebecca leaves behind a twin brother Jack, a younger sister Emma, her mother Susan, her partner Russell and father Tim and his wife Joanne.