Jail for driver Stephen Cripps who killed mum-of-two Lailoma Harari after crash on A20 near Dover
20 June 2013
by Paul Hooper


Police at the scene of a crash on the A20 near Dover. Picture:@Kent_999s

A driver who caused the death of a mother-of-two after a crash on the A20 near Dover has been jailed for 18 months.

German Lailoma Harari, 41, was visiting friends in the UK with husband Abdul and their two teenage children when the accident happened in August last year.

Stephen Cripps, 48, from Southampton, had admitted causing her death by dangerous driving and was disqualified for three years.

Rhiannon Sadler, prosecuting, told Canterbury Crown Court how Cripps was driving a van heading to Dover for a meeting in the morning.

It overtook several vehicles at 70mph, but - as it returned to the inside lane - the van clipped Mr Harari's vehicle which then spun before striking a metal barrier.

Mrs Harari was trapped inside the crushed VW vehicle and after being cut out was airlifted to hospital, but died from her injuries five days later.

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