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Last Updated: Thursday, 3 January 2008, 16:23 GMT
Man jailed for sleep death crash
Matthew Mather
Mather was also banned from driving for five years
A motorist who fell asleep at the wheel and caused a crash which killed his girlfriend and two friends has been jailed for four years.

Matthew Mather, 24, was driving on the M1 in Derbyshire when the car left the carriageway and hit a road sign.

His girlfriend Kerry Smith, 21, along with friends Ruth Revell, 22, and Luke Richardson, 19, died in the crash.

Mather, of Dursley Court, Auckley, Doncaster, admitted three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

The four had been returning from Birmingham, where they had spent the previous evening out clubbing, when the crash happened between Balborough and Bolsover in February 2006.

Mather was jailed at Derby Crown Court and disqualified from driving for five years.

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