Nottingham

Robert Munce jailed over fatal car crash on A1 near Newark

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Image caption Robert Munce was "needlessly distracted" by his mobile phone when he crashed into Margaret Nile's car

A driver using his mobile phone who crashed into the back of a car, killing a woman, has been jailed.

Robert Munce, 47, was travelling along the A1 near Newark, Nottinghamshire, in November 2014 when he failed to see traffic was slowing down.

He hit Margaret Nile's car at 60mph, killing the 65-year-old and causing a series of other crashes.

At Nottingham Crown Court Munce admitted causing death by dangerous driving and was given four years.

He was also banned from driving for seven years.

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Image caption Munce was sentenced to more than four years

The court was told the crash happened because Munce, of Dunster Walk, Immingham, North East Lincolnshire, was using his phone "for a prolonged period of time".

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Image caption Police said the family of Margaret Nile (pictured) had seen their lives "changed forever"

Det Con Paul Jaycock, from Nottinghamshire Police, said Ms Nile, of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, died because Munce was "needlessly distracted by his mobile phone".

"Margaret's family now have to try and rebuild their shattered lives. Their lives... have changed forever," he said.

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