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Kent driver jailed over Paul Carwithen pedestrian death

Scene of collision
Image caption Paul Carwithen was killed when he was struck by a car in Maidstone on New Year's Day

A driver has been jailed for more than five years after admitting killing a 34-year-old pedestrian in a crash in Kent on New Year's Day.

Valdis Labeckis, 21, previously of Old Tovil Road, Maidstone, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at Maidstone Crown Court to causing death by dangerous driving.

On Friday, he was jailed for five years and four months.

Paul Carwithen died after he was hit by a BMW in Maidstone in the early hours.

The collision happened between Postley Road and Old Tovil Road.

A 29-year-old female pedestrian also suffered serious injuries in the crash.

Mr Carwithen, who was originally from Devon, was working for Morrison's supermarket in Maidstone at the time.

Labeckis was also disqualified from driving for five years and ordered to take an extended driving test.

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