Berkshire

Stevenage driver jailed for fatal Berkshire crash

Kyle McCants
Image caption Kyle McCants was a fun-loving happy lad, his mother Bonnie said

A driver who hit a telegraph pole, killing his passenger, has been jailed for three years.

Kyle McCants, 21, was in the Alfa Romeo when it crashed near Wyevale Garden Centre, Binfield, Bracknell, in February 2010. He died at the scene.

Galen Hull, 26, from Wychdell, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, admitted causing death by dangerous driving at an earlier Reading Crown Court hearing.

Hull was also disqualified from driving for five years.

Barman Mr McCants, who was a front seat passenger in the car, was born in Texas in the US before holding a Canadian passport from the age of three.

'Make him proud'

He became a British citizen in 2009.

His mother, Bonnie McCants, said of her son: "He truly was a fun-loving happy lad. He made connections with the people in his life to help them find the fun-loving happy side of their own lives.

"We continue to try and follow his example and we hold his mantra close in our hearts, 'life is for living'.

"We strive, everyday, to make him as proud of us as we are of him.

"As we move through the anniversary of our loss, and as we come to the end of the crown court case triggered by the accident itself, we find ourselves in awe of the support we have been given throughout the process.

"We would like to thank everyone for the way they have relentlessly helped us along the way."

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