Sussex

Lorry driver Andrew May sentenced over A27 crash

A27 crash Image copyright eddie mitchell
Image caption Ernest Humphrey died in hospital five days after the crash

A lorry driver was given a suspended six-month jail term after a man died following a crash on the A27 in Sussex.

Andrew May, 45, of Doncaster, was convicted at Chichester Crown Court on 15 January, of causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving.

Ernest Humphrey, 79, of Hassocks, was a passenger in the Vauxhall Zafira involved in the crash in 2013, near Southwick Tunnel.

He was flown to hospital after the crash in July but died five days later.

A 49-year-old man, who was driving the car, was also injured in the crash between Hangleton and Holmbush.

May, of Truro Avenue, was cleared of causing death by dangerous driving and also found not guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He was ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work and disqualified from driving for 12 months when he was sentenced on 13 March.

The jail term was suspended for 12 months.

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