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Essex lorry crash death driver sentenced

Mohammed Haghir
Image caption Mohammed Haghir admitted causing death by careless driving

A Bedfordshire lorry driver who killed a 19-year-old law student in a crash has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Nicola Saxton, 19, from South Woodham Ferrers in Essex died in a crash on the A414 at Ongar when a lorry overturned on her car on 17 August 2009.

Mohammed Haghir, 55, from Luton, was given a one year sentence suspended for two years at Chelmsford Crown Court.

He had previously admitted the charge of causing death by careless driving.

Miss Saxton had passed her driving test just 10 days before her death.

The court heard Haghir had only been driving several miles over the speed limit when the crash happened.

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