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Man jailed after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving

A Southam man has been jailed for four and a half years after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

George Hacker

George Alexander Hacker, 26, of Stowe Drive, appeared at Coventry Crown Court on Monday (2 October) where he admitted causing death by dangerous driving and possession of cocaine.

Hacker was disqualified from driving for six years and three months and ordered to take an extended test at the end of his disqualification period. He was also sentenced to three months for the drug offence, which will be served concurrently.

It comes after cyclist Simon Worthington was killed in a crash with a Range Rover Evoque on Saturday 20 February 2016 in Ufton Road, Harbury.

Paying tribute at the time of his death, Simon's family said: "Simon was a data analyst living in Leamington and working for Barclays Bank. He was a keen sportsman and was training for a half iron man triathlon later this year when the collision happened.  

"He leaves behind his wife Emma and two young sons.  Simon was a loving husband, father and friend. There are no words to describe how much he will be missed."

Issued: 3.30pm, Monday 2 October, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications

Published 02/10/17