Christopher Bradshaw death: Dean Symons sentenced over A46 crash

Nottingham Crown Court
Image caption Symons was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court

A lorry driver whose careless driving caused the death of a soldier has been disqualified from driving for three years.

L/Cpl Christopher Bradshaw, 30, from Telford, Shropshire, died in a five-vehicle crash on the A46 in Nottinghamshire in 2011.

Dean Symons, 53, from St Ann's, Nottingham, pleaded guilty to causing his death by careless driving.

L/Cpl Bradshaw was based at RAF Digby in Lincolnshire.

He was driving a Fiat Punto when the crash happened shortly after 05:00 GMT on 26 November 2011, at the Farndon junction of the A46, near Newark.

The crash involved one other car and three articulated lorries.

Symons, of Mickleborough Avenue, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court.

As well as being disqualified from driving he was given a 12-month community order requiring him to do 260 hours of unpaid work.

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