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A man wearing a fitted t-shirt has been given an 18-month jail term for using his own vehicle to kill two people, the first person in the UK to be convicted of manslaughter.
The 21-year-old was also given an indefinite licence to drive.
The jury at Preston Crown Court heard how the car was driven up to three miles from its stop sign at the junction of Main Road and Ewanston Road in West Preston, where a man died in April this year.
The prosecution alleged that after the collision, the vehicle veered into a car park and struck the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Crown alleged the driver of the car drove into the rear of the second car, where the driver also died.
The first victim, also a man, was pronounced deceased on the spot.
The second man, aged 20, was left with serious injuries and died at the hospital.
A jury of nine men and five women returned guilty verdicts at Preston crown court.
Mr Cairns was also handed an 18 month suspended sentence and was ordered to complete a driving test.
The court heard the two men were travelling on a private road and had not been seen by anyone in the area.
Police said they were unable to identify the driver who caused the collision and appealed for witnesses.
Mr Foye, of Preston, said he had been given a three-month suspended sentence for careless driving and was appealing against his conviction.
He said the incident had affected his family negatively.
“I’ve been out of work for four months now,” he said.
“It has taken a toll on me.”
There’s a big gap between me and my family.
“The court also heard the court heard that Mr Cairn’s wife, Rachel, was also on holiday in Spain when the collision occurred.
She was also not seen by police and Mr Cairs death was not reported until after the trial.
Mr D’Orazio, of Lancashire, was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment and ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.
His barrister Paul Hoggard said the victim’s family were not aware of the crash until after it had happened.
He also appealed against his acquittal.”
We were just shocked that he would kill somebody in the first place,” he told the court.”
He was very young, he had just moved in with his mum, he was a very young person.
“This was a terrible accident and I can only imagine the pain and suffering that was inflicted on him.”
Mr Cairs family had asked for a life sentence for his wife.