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Junel Miah guilty of Ashford double speed limit death crash

A driver has been found guilty of killing a motorist while he was driving at more than double the speed limit.

Junel Miah, 28, of Magazine Road, Ashford, was convicted of causing the death by dangerous driving of Danyl Ponsford, 26, following a trial at Canterbury Crown Court.

Miah was driving at 75mph in a 30mph zone when his Volkswagen Golf collided with Mr Ponsford's Toyota Celica in Ashford on 30 September 2013.

He will be sentenced in January.

Det Sgt Scott Lynch said: "If [Miah] had been driving at the correct speed, and obeying the law, the collision would never have taken place.

"Miah's driving that night was a significant risk to other road users and his indifference to others has cost a young man his life.

"Danyl was a well-known and popular young man in his community who had everything to live for but his life was tragically cut short."

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