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West Derby man jailed over Fazakerley head-on crash death

Aftermath of head-on crash in Fazakerley Image copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption Mr Tillston died at the scene after his Ford Focus (right) was hit by Holme's Volvo V70

A banned driver who killed another motorist in a head-on crash while over the drink-drive limit and with drugs in his system has been jailed.

William Tillston, from Norris Green, Liverpool, died after his Ford Focus was hit by Adam Holme's Volvo V70 in Fazakerley in November 2014.

The 25-year-old, from West Derby, was disqualified from driving at the time.

He was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court to six years and eight months for causing death by dangerous driving.

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Following sentencing, Sgt Paul Hulme said Holme had been "driving a high-powered car which he was not capable of controlling, yet he drove at speed while over the drink-drive limit".

"His reckless actions have had a devastating effect on the family of Mr Tillston, who leaves a wife and two daughters," he said.

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Image caption Mr Tillston's wife said his death had "affected many different circles"

Mr Tillston's wife Caroline, who suffered minor injuries in the crash, said her family would "never get over how he died".

"He worked for over 40 years for the same company [and] gave his time teaching children Aikido. His death has affected many different circles," she said.

She added that her family wanted to thank the emergency services "who tried in vain to save Bill that night and all those who came to my aide".

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