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Man jailed for causing death of Hampshire mum as she drove home from sister's funeral

Tereasa Cutler had been driving home after her sister's funeral

A Dorset man has been jailed for four years and four months after pleading guilty to dangerous driving and causing the death of a mother of two from Hampshire.

Tereasa Cutler, 49, died in the head-on collision on the A31 near Wimborne.

Lewis Faulkner, 25, of Coburg Road in Dorchester, had initially denied the charge, but has pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, death while uninsured and three charges of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Faulkner, 25, arriving at court today Credit: ITV Meridian

He was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court today.

Faulkner was driving his BMW 3 Series when he collided with a Ford Fiesta being driven by Ms Cutler on the A31, near Lake Gates in Wimborne, in June last year.

The crash scene on the A31 near Wimborne Credit: ITV Meridian

She had been driving home from the funeral of her sister Patricia Woodland, a former South Western Ambulance Service technician, at the Harbour View Burial Ground in Poole.

Many tributes were paid by family members and by those who worked with her, including by her daughter Alice who said she was "incredibly selfless" and "beautiful, smiley, happy and radiant".

She said her mother had taken up the role of "both mum and dad" after their father died from cancer in 2006.

18 year old Alice, her 16 year old brother Daniel, and their 19 year old cousin Joseph Woodland had all been in the car at the time of the accident and were seriously injured.

Tereasa with her children Alice and Daniel

We will have a full report on Meridian Tonight at 6pm

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