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Andrew Corfield crash death: Jake McCabe jailed

Andrew Corfield and Alice Corfield Image copyright Cleveland Police
Image caption Charity fundraiser Andrew Corfield, 39, died at the scene, while his daughter Alice remains in hospital

A teenager who killed a man while driving a stolen car at twice the speed limit has been jailed.

Andrew Corfield, 39, died in the crash in Hemlington, Middlesbrough in October, Teesside Crown Court heard.

His 17-year-old daughter Alice is in a coma in hospital after being seriously injured.

Jake McCabe, 18, of Cramlington Close, Hemlington admitted causing death by dangerous driving and was sentenced to seven and a half years in jail.

Image copyright Cleveland Police
Image caption Jake McCabe did not have a driving licence or insurance

McCabe, who ran away from the scene, had also pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving, handling stolen goods and driving while not licensed or insured.

Det Ch Insp Steve Jermy said McCabe "clearly gave no thought to the consequences of his actions".

Mr Corfield, a grandfather and father of four, was known locally as a charity fundraiser.

In a statement, his family said "no sentence passed would ever be long enough".

"We were given a life sentence on the evening of 28 October. The reckless actions of one individual have torn us apart," they said.

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