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Man jailed after Fleetwood road death

A man has been jailed after a pedestrian died following a serious collision in Fleetwood.

Leon Kay, 33, of Lydia Street, Accrington, was sentenced to more than eight years in prison at Preston Crown Court.

Kay was arrested earlier this year following a collision in Station Road, close to the junction with Amounderness Way, around 9.10pm on February 2.

The 33-year-old had been driving a white BMW 330i car when he collided with a parked and unoccupied Ford Ecosport and two women pedestrians.

One of the women, Lynne McDermott, 56, from Preston, suffered serious leg injuries and multiple fractures. She was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment but sadly died a day later.

The second woman, Deborah Barton, 57, also from Preston, suffered multiple fractures to her left shoulder, arm, hip, ankle and pelvis. She was treated at Royal Preston Hospital and continues to be supported after suffering life-changing injuries.

Kay was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and drink-driving. He was breath-tested in custody, giving a reading of 69 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

He was later charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and drink-driving before pleading guilty at court.

Kay was sentenced to eight years and nine months in prison, as well as being banned from driving for nine years and four months.

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