Herstmonceux crash death driver sentenced

A 37-year-old man has been ordered to carry out community service after a crash in which a 31-year-old man died.

Alvin Atkins, of St Leonards, admitted driving without due care and attention before the crash involving an East Sussex Highways vehicle and a Mini near Herstmonceux on 17 December 2010.

The Mini driver, Daniel Martin, 31, of Horam, died on the way to hospital after his ambulance also crashed.

Atkins was banned from driving for 12 months by Eastbourne magistrates.

He was also ordered to pay costs of £85.

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