Dorset

Joshua Sadler jailed for causing crash which killed friend

Joshua Sadler Image copyright dorset police
Image caption Joshua Sadler was also injured in the crash last year

A driver who crashed into a tree killing his friend has been jailed for 12 months.

Joshua Sadler, 21, admitted causing the death of his passenger, Mikey Maguire, 19, by careless driving.

His Renault Clio left the road and hit a tree in Huntick Road, Lytchett Matravers, on 8 February last year.

Sadler, of Wimborne Road, Poole, was also disqualified from driving for five years when he appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court earlier.

Sgt Joe Pardy, from Dorset Police, said: "It was clear in this case that driver error was the cause.

"What we have to remember is that no sentence will compensate for the loss of a life, but I hope that this sends a clear message to all drivers.

"The consequences have massive impacts on everyone involved."

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