Lorry driver jailed for causing M27 crash that killed father-of-two

Richard Bingham
Richard Bingham

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A LORRY driver was jailed today for causing the death of a father-of-two by careless driving.

Richard Bingham, 53, appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court and was sentenced to 10 months in prison for causing the death of Kevin Burton by driving without due care and attention.

Mr Burton, 45, from Southampton, died after his Ford Focus was in collision with Bingham’s DAF lorry and trailer at junction nine on the M27 eastbound at Whiteley.

Bingham pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing in front of Portsmouth magistrates.

It was a horrific scene following the crash on March 26 as both vehicles were engulfed in flames.

Bingham, of Thames Close, Warminster, Wiltshire,

Judge Roger Hetherington jailed Bingham for 10 months.

The court heard Bingham was ‘riddled with regret’ and was remorseful.