Teenage death crash driver sentenced to three years

The courthouse in Douglas

The courthouse in Douglas

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A Peel teenager who caused the death of a 14-year-old girl by dangerous driving has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Craig Ryan Bridgewater, 18, of Carmane Close, crashed a car on the Switchback Road near Peel, on March 8, killing Onchan schoolgirl, Lucia Porter, who was a passenger in the car.

He has also been banned from driving for five years.

In passing sentence Deemster Alastair Montgomerie said: ‘Every such case represents a human tragedy which has devastated a family. Nobody can turn back the clock, no punishment can cure the grief.

‘No one should be tempted to measure the sentence against the life because that life was priceless.’

Read the full story in the Isle of Man Examiner - in shops tomorrow.

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