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14 November 2014, 09:38
A 65-year-old man from Olney has been jailed for six years after being convicted of causing death by dangerous driving at Northampton Crown Court.
Julian Campion, from Dagnall Road, Olney was sentenced to six years for causing death by dangerous driving and a further two-and-a-half years for causing serious injury by dangerous driving, to run concurrently.
The offences took place on 21 December 2013, on the B5388 between Yardley Hastings and Olney, when Campion, driving a Mercedes 300SL, was involved a head-on collision with another car travelling in the opposite direction.
As a result of the collision, a 40-year-old woman from Milton Keynes sadly died at the scene and a 28-year-old man, also from Milton Keynes, suffered serious injuries. Campion was also seriously injured.
Detective Sergeant Alex Massey from the Collision Investigation Team said: “This is an absolutely tragic case that has caused the loss of a loving wife and daughter and serious injury to her husband. It has had a devastating effect on all family and friends. Campion had nearly twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood and this is a clear example of the dangers of getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle having consumed alcohol, either immediately before or the previous evening. Whilst there is no doubt that Campion did not drive with the intention of causing death and injury, the sentence given reflects the severity of the case. Northamptonshire Police will always robustly investigate such tragic incidents and where fault is found a prosecution will be sought.”