South East Wales

Driver John Spencer Graham jailed for causing death of three friends

John Spencer Graham Image copyright Wales News Service
Image caption John Spencer Graham was also disqualified from driving for three years

A man has been jailed for causing the death of three friends by careless driving in Merthyr Tydfil.

John Spencer Graham, 21, was sentenced to 10 months in prison at Merthyr Crown Court on Friday after admitting three counts of death by careless driving.

Ryan Paul Gibbons, 20, and Gethin Rhys Jones, 18, both from the Bargoed area, died at the scene of the crash on Aberdare Road on 11 October last year.

Joe Daniels, 18, of Gilfach, Bargoed, died 30 days later.

Five men were in the white Seat Ibiza which hit a telegraph pole.

The charges of death by dangerous driving against Graham were dismissed and the 10 months sentence for each charge will run concurrently.