Man jailed following fatal collision - Witney

15/08/2013

A man appeared at Oxford Crown Court today, Thursday, 15 August 2013, and was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, disqualified from driving for three years, and ordered to sit an extended re-test, following a fatal collision on the A40 near Witney.

Andrew Myers, aged 46, of Hazelwell Crescent, Stirchley, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving at Oxford Crown Court on 25 June.

Myers was driving a silver Land Rover Discovery, which was in collision with a tractor and a black Land Rover Discovery just before 3pm on Wednesday, 05 September 2012.

The front seat passenger in his vehicle was his work colleague, Herve Bukuru Bakundukize, aged 29. Myers worked for a company called Autokleen. Mr Bakundukize was seriously injured in the collision and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital where he died the following day.

The driver of the tractor, a 24-year-old man from Witney, was thrown from his vehicle and suffered a serious back injury. However, he was allowed to return to work part-time earlier this year.