Doncaster man jailed for six years after fatal collision

A man from Doncaster has been jailed for causing death by dangerous driving following a horror smash in Mexborough.

Monday, 6th June 2016, 10:21 am
Updated Monday, 6th June 2016, 11:28 am
Tributes left at the scene of the crash in Doncaster Road

Aleksandrs Ivanovs, aged 31, of Manvers Road, Mexborough was given a six year prison sentence and banned from driving for seven years and eight months following the crash that killed John Thompson, aged 72, from Conisbrough.

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Mr Thompson died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the collision, which occurred at around 10.20am on Doncaster Road on February 21.

Three cars were involved in the crash; a black Audi A4, which was travelling towards Mexborough from Denaby Main, and a white Vauxhall Corsa and a green Toyota Corolla, both travelling in the opposite direction.

Mr Thompson, the driver of the Toyota, was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary but was pronounced dead a short time after arrival.