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Text driver who killed is jailed

  • Sent and received 20 texts
  • Hit stationary car at 70mph
  • Driver was killed while changing tyre
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A driver who sent and received up to 20 text messages before crashing into and killing another motorist has been jailed for 21 months.

Philippa Curtis, 21, from Suffolk, was convicted of killing Victoria McBryde, from Northamptonshire, who died in the crash in November 2007.

Curtis was also given a three-year driving ban.

Judge Julian Hall said it had been 'folly and madness' to use a phone while driving.

The judge said he hoped the case would send out a warning to other drivers not to use their phones when behind the wheel.