Crash teen killer Samuel Etherington loses sentence appeal

Samuel Etherington A "black box" device fitted to Samuel Etherington's car after a previous driving conviction showed he was driving at 65mph (105kmh) when he hit Jasmine and Olivia

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A man who killed two teenage girls with his car while under the influence of drugs has lost an appeal against his nine-year prison sentence.

Samuel Etherington, 20, was jailed in February after admitting causing the deaths of Jasmine Allsop, 14, and Olivia Lewry, 16.

He denied two counts of manslaughter but admitted two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

His appeal was dismissed at the Court of Appeal.

Etherington was also banned from driving for seven years and must take an extended driving test on his release at Winchester Crown Court.

During the trial, the court heard Jasmine and Olivia were hit by his car in the early hours of 3 November in Gosport, Hampshire.

A "black box" device which had been fitted to his green Honda Civic after a previous driving conviction showed he was driving at 65mph (105kmh) when he hit the two girls.

Jasmine, who lived yards from where the crash happened, died at the scene while Olivia was taken to Portsmouth's Queen Alexandra Hospital where she later died.

Etherington had taken ketamine and mephedrone before the accident.

Jasmine Allsop (l) and Olivia Lewry Jasmine and Olivia were hit by Etherington's Honda Civic in the early hours of 3 November in Gosport, Hampshire

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