Essex

Driver sentenced over road worker death

A driver has been sentenced for causing the death of a workman who was killed as he repaired a street sign in Essex.

Gerald Thorn, 53, from Saffron Walden, died while working in the town in September 2009.

His 36-year-old colleague suffered a fractured spine in the crash, in which two cars collided.

Lewis Donaldson, 21, from Saffron Walden, was given a one-year community service order and 60 hours of community work.

He was also disqualified from driving for a year.

The collision between a Vauxhall Corsa and a VW Golf happened on Littlebury Green Road.

As a result, the Golf left the road and hit the two men who were carrying out maintenance work on a street sign.

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