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Two men jailed over Sedgley crash deaths

Simon Skidmore (left) and Michael Allen
Image caption Simon Skidmore (left) and Michael Allen were given driving bans of 10 and 12 years respectively

Two drivers have been jailed for causing the deaths of two men who were passengers in one of the cars.

Michael Allen, 22, of Heath Green, Dudley, was jailed for nine-and-a-half years for causing death by dangerous driving following the crash in Sedgley.

A second driver, Simon Skidmore, 25, of Tipton Road, Sedgley, was jailed for seven years for the same offence.

Daniel Eales, 24, and Tim Morris, 22, died after the Honda Civic they were in hit traffic lights and a wall.

Mr Eales, from Gornal, was pronounced dead at hospital after the crash in Tipton Road, about 22:15 BST on 8 April, 2011.

Mr Morris, also from Gornal, died of his injuries five days after the incident.

An 18-year-old woman, who was also travelling in the vehicle, suffered minor injuries.

Allen, who was driving the Honda Civic, was disqualified from driving for 12 years at the hearing at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

Meanwhile, Skidmore, who was driving a Mazda RX7 at the time of crash, was given a 10-year driving ban.

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