Texting death crash driver jailed for three and a half years
A DRIVER who killed a grandmother while texting at the wheel has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.
Nikita Ainley, 20, killed Mary Rutherford in a head-on crash in Newfield Lane, Lelley.
Ms Rutherford, 68, was being driven home from Asda in Bilton after a shopping trip with friends.
Sentencing Ainley at York Crown Court today, judge Stephen Ashurst, recorder of York, said: "You, I'm afraid, made the fatal decision to continue a chat at the expense of taking care while you were driving."
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Ainley is also banned from holding a driving licence for five years and must take an extended test before she is allowed to drive again.
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