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Fatal hit-and-run driver who killed a woman while driving at 90mph is jailed

A man who hit and killed a woman while driving at 90mph in a 30mph zone has been jailed.

Aaron Blackwood Jones, 31, from Kennington was jailed for ten years and disqualified from driving for a further ten years on his release.

Aaron Blackwood Jones Credit: Met Police

Blackwood Jones collided with 24-year-old Celia Ines Betrouni as she crossed the road in Brixton Hill. She died at the scene from her injuries. Blackwood Jones didn't stop and abandoned his car nearby.

Celia Ines Betrouni Credit: Met Police
The car following the collision Credit: Met Police

Blackwood Jones was driving at around 90mph in a 30mph zone – his excessive speed meant there was only one outcome when he struck Celia.

His actions have utterly shattered Celia’s family who will have to deal with their loss for the rest of their lives.

Blackwood Jones will now spend a significant period of time in prison. His reckless actions offer a clear indication of the devastating impact driving at excessive speed can have.

– Detective Sergeant Richard Budd, Met Police