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Savernake Death Crash: Ramsbury man sentenced to six years for causing death by dangerous driving

 

Alex May entering Salisbury Crown on the first day of the trial    (pic Nicola Salt)Alex May entering Salisbury Crown on the first day of the trial (pic Nicola Salt)

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.

 

Inspector Frazer Davey, from the Road Collision Unit, said:  “Alexander May has not shown any remorse throughout this whole investigation, refusing to answer any questions when interviewed.

“I hope today’s result, which I welcome, gives Jane’s family some comfort that justice has been served.

“This man was out for his own selfish ends that fateful day - wanting to prove to any road user who could drive the fastest, who had more skill behind the wheel, whose car was better. However, as we have seen, there was no thought given to anyone else on this busy main road.

“This has been a long and complex investigation and I would like to pay tribute to the dedication and tenacity of all the officers and staff in the Road Collision Unit who have helped us in bringing today’s successful conviction.

“I hope this case highlights our dedication to finding the truth and bringing offenders like May to justice."

 

An NHS nurse who used to work alongside Jane Thompson at Savernake Hospital told marlborough.news: 

"Jane was a quiet unassuming woman who was well liked.  She worked hard and was friendly and everyone thought a lot of her.  She was doing what she did every evening, walking down to her car when her life was taken in a very cruel and needless way.

 

 

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