Chelmsford Man Jailed After 2 Die In Hit & Run
26 March 2018, 15:39
A Chelmsford man who had binged on cocaine for 18 hours, before killing two men walking near Peterborough has been jailed for more than 10 years.
The pair had been walking along the B1091 out of Yaxley towards Farcet, facing traffic, when they were hit from behind by Frost's vehicle which had crossed onto the wrong side of the road.
Cambridge Crown Court heard in the hours leading up to the collision Frost was seen and recorded driving at speeds over 100mph, overtaking cars into oncoming traffic and undertaking using footpaths and pedestrian walkways.
An average speed camera on the A16 near Crowland recorded the BMW as averaging 117mph over 1.3 miles.
Following the crash, Frost continued driving along the grass verge for 80 metres, before returning to the carriageway and leaving the road into a field on the opposite side.
He then fled the scene with a suitcase containing £72,000 in cash, which he dumped in a residential garden and was later recovered by a police officer.
He was pursued by a member of the public who realised he was fleeing the scene of a collision. The man followed Frost into a property in Broadway but was punched as the latter fled back out into the street.
Frost was arrested at 10.45pm that night after being found asleep at his mother's house in Chelmsford.
Frost was jailed after admitting two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, two counts of common assault and one of money laundering at a hearing last month.
PC James Thorne, who investigated, said: "This was the worst piece of driving I have ever, and probably will ever, see. Frost drove his X5 in a manner which was beyond dangerous and placed an untold amount of people at risk of serious injury. The offence was only exacerbated by his drug taking for 18 hours prior to the collision. Frost robbed a vast number of family and friends of two young men who were going about their own, lawful business. The sentence passed today does not, nor does it intend to, reflect the value that society places on life. Sadly, no sentence will ever bring back these two young men but I hope this result today will give their families and friends some comfort to know that justice has been done."
Judge Farrell, sentencing, confirmed a further proceeds of crime hearing will take place on 8 June to discuss what happens to the money Frost was in possession of at the time of the collision.