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Driver jailed for 120mph killing
A disqualified driver who killed a father-of-three in a crash while travelling at 120mph has been jailed for nine years.

Noel Young ploughed his Lamborghini sports car so hard into Joseph Powley that his Audi exploded, killing him instantly, Carlisle Crown Court heard.

The crash happened last November on the A7 just outside Carlisle.

Young, 29, of Houghton, had denied causing death by dangerous driving. He was also given a 10-year driving ban.

The court heard how Young, who has a number of convictions for driving offences, was uninsured and banned from driving when he killed Mr Powley.

Judge Paul Batty told him he must serve at least two-thirds of the nine year sentence.

In a statement released after Friday's hearing, Mr Powley's widow Kerry said she and her three daughters had been left devastated and had to face up to life without the father and husband they loved.




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