A Wiltshire man has been jailed for six years for killing a female pedestrian while speeding on the A4 out of Marlborough.
A jury at Salisbury Crown Court today (11 December 2017) found Alexander May, 28, from Ramsbury, guilty of causing death by dangerous driving. He was jailed for six years and handed a ten-year driving ban.
His co-defendant Jordan Blake, 25, from Ogbourne St George, was found not guilty of the same charge.
The crash happened on the afternoon of Thursday 9 June 2016, when Jane Thompson, 54, who lived in the Redhouse area of Swindon, was walking on the pavement along the A4 after finishing work at Savernake Hospital.
She was walking down the hill into Marlborough when May’s BMW mounted the pavement and hit her. Despite a valiant attempt by a passer-by and paramedics, Jane sadly died at the scene.
Following intensive police investigations, it transpired that May had been speeding up the hill out of Marlborough towards Froxfield when the collision happened.