Driver facing jail for road death of Luke

The family of Luke Winter look at a photograph of him
The family of Luke Winter look at a photograph of him

A driver who was going too fast when he ploughed into and killed 24-year-old Warsop man Luke Winter has been warned by a judge he faces a prison sentence.

Nottingham Crown Court was told today (28th May) how Joseph Weston (21) failed to negotiate a bend on a notorious stretch of the A60 at Cuckney Hill.

A60 RTA scene where motorist Luke Winter died.

A60 RTA scene where motorist Luke Winter died.

He crossed over the road and collided with Mr Winter’s Citroen C2, which was coming from the opposite direction.

Joseph Weston (21), of Longdale Lane, Ravenshead, said he had no recollection of the collision but he admitted causing death by dangerous.

Chad reported the tragic crash, which deprived the Winter family of their son and Luke’s pregnant partner of the father of her child, when it happened in August last year.

Following the horror crash, Chad launched a successful appeal to have CCTV cameras installed at the danger spot after Luke became the sixth person to be killed on the stretch of road since 2006.

His partner Keeley Nattriss also lost her father Tony in a crash, just yards from where Luke died, in 2009.

The court was told how, following the crash, Luke suffered multiple injuries and died later that evening.

Weston’s barrister Martin Hurst said his client was a young man of previous good character.

Mr Hurst asked for a six-week adjournment for experts to look at the question of whether the speed was ‘grossly disproportionate’ or not.

Judge Gregory Dickinson said Weston had been driving too fast, had caused devastation and lives had been torn apart.

Family and friends were in court for the hearing. Weston was bailed until sentencing on 9th July.