Flintshire woman jailed for 'reckless' crash which killed teenager on moped

Ethan Ross died after the crash.

A woman has been jailed for causing a crash which killed a 17-year-old on his moped.

Chantelle Gleave, 22, has been jailed for five years for her "reckless actions" on September 14 2020.

Gleave, from Shotton, was driving a Vauxhall Astra when she hit Ethan Ross at around 10pm on the eastbound carriageway of the A55 in St Asaph.

The teenager was airlifted to hospital in Stoke but unfortunately couldn't be saved and later died.

Mold Crown Court heard Gleave had defective headlights, was using her mobile phone hands-free for several minutes before the collision, had inputted into her sat nav and had also counted money whilst driving.

Chantelle Gleave, 22, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

She pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

The Senior Investigating Officer, Sergeant Raymond Williams of the Roads Policing unit, said: "Our heartfelt condolences remain with the family and friends of Ethan at this incredibly difficult time."

“Gleave showed no regards for anybody else that night and her reckless actions tore an innocent teenager away from his family and friends."

“Although she now has to face up to her actions no sentence can compensate for the loss of life and the distress caused. I hope the sentence handed down by the court sends a stark warning to anyone who takes the risk by driving whilst distracted."

 “We’d like to thank the public once again for their assistance during this investigation.”

Gleave was disqualified from driving for seven and a half years and must then take an extended retest.