Sussex

Samuel Kirk jailed after cyclist killed in A29 crash

Samuel Kirk
Image caption Samuel Kirk pleaded guilty to two driving offences at Worthing Magistrates' Court

A 26-year-old man who hit and killed a cyclist in West Sussex has been jailed for driving while banned and having no insurance.

Samuel Kirk, from Billingshurst, was jailed for 20 weeks after pleading guilty to both charges at Worthing Magistrates' Court.

The 27-year-old woman cyclist died at the scene of the crash near Pulborough on the A29 on Friday.

Kirk was also banned from driving for three years.

His Citro├źn Xsara was travelling southbound when it overtook another car, crossed a double white line on to the opposite carriageway and hit the cyclist.

Sussex Police said inquiries were continuing in connection with allegations against Kirk of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at a road collision, failing to report an accident, driving while being under the influence of drugs and causing a death while driving an unlicensed, uninsured car while being disqualified.

He has been bailed on these charges until 15 January, a police spokesman said.

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