Text driver expects jail sentence

  • Convicted of death by dangerous driving
  • Killed cyclist while texting
  • Jail sentence likely
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A driver who killed a cyclist while she was sending a text on her mobile phone has been convicted of causing death by dangerous driving.

Kiera Coultas has been told to expect a custodial sentence after being found guilty of killing 19-year-old cyclist Jordan Wickington in Southampton in February last year.

The cyclist had skipped a red light at a junction in Southampton and was hit at 45mph by Coultas. Phone records had shown she sent her ex-husband a text shortly before calling 999 to report the accident.

The 25-year-old hotel manager won't be sentenced until later this month but Judge Jeremy Burford QC said a custodial sentence was likely.