A man has been sentenced in relation to a fatal collision near Crewe.
Adam Daniel Staley, 35, had previously pleaded guilty to death by careless driving in relation to a collision that occurred on the A500 in Barthomley in 2016.
Staley, of Hawksworth Close, Leek, was sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Friday 13 July 2018. He was jailed for eight months and banded from driving for three years and four months.
He will be required to sit an extended retest once his driving ban has expired.
The collision occurred at around 5.35am on Monday 7 November. The incident saw a white Volvo light good vehicle (LGV) driven by Staley collide head on with a white Vauxhall Vivaro van, which was being driven by Neil Dey, 31, from Willaston.
Staley was driving westbound, towards Crewe, while Mr Dey was travelling eastbound, towards Stoke.
At the time of the collision Staley was travelling at approximately 54 mph. He was elevated in his LGV and had a clear view of the road ahead of him.
Wrongly believing that Mr Dey had encroached into his carriageway, Staley swerved into Mr Dey’s lane and the two vehicles collided.
As a result of the crash Mr Dey sustained multiple injuries. Sadly, despite the efforts of the emergency services, he died a short time after the collision.
Roads Policing Investigator PC Cath Hilton said: “This was a heart-breaking incident which has resulted in a young man having his life tragically cut short.
“Neil’s family have been deeply affected by his death and their lives will never be the same again, although I hope that Staley’s conviction will provide them with some closure.”
Mr Dey left behind a loving family. Following his death they released the following tribute: “Neil was an outstanding young man. We know how much he loved Eadaoin (his fiancée) and his family. We know how much he was loved. We will miss him always.”