Man guilty of death by dangerous driving
3 July 2019, 12:14 | Updated: 3 July 2019, 12:22
One passenger was killed and another was injured.
A man who lost control of his car on the B660 in Glatton, killing one of his passengers and injuring another, was found guilty of causing death by careless driving at Peterborough Crown Court on July 2nd.
21 year old Kieren Shepperson of Old North Road in Stilton, was driving around a series of bends on the B660, Glatton Lane, on 24 May, 2017, when he lost control and rolled his Land Rover Discovery into a ditch.
His front seat passenger, 19 year old Kieran Carrington-Walker of Bruces Close in Conington was thrown from the car and died as a result of his injuries.
A second passenger, who was travelling in the back of the vehicle, which had no proper seats or restraints for back seat passengers, was also injured.
Shepperson was found guilty of causing death by careless driving at Peterborough Crown Court yesterday. He will be sentenced on 12 July.
PC Simon Burgin, who investigated, said: “It’s so sad when we have to attend incidents where young and inexperienced drivers have made a mistake, resulting in tragedy.
“This is such a waste of a young life. I would urge all drivers, particularly new drivers, to always drive according to the rules and conditions of the road and be vigilant.
“We attend these kinds of incidents far too often and, as in this case, many are completely avoidable.”