BREAKING: Man jailed for six years for causing death of girl, 14, in crash near Spilsby

Steven Hayter, 42, of Seymour Terrace was sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court today
Steven Hayter, 42, of Seymour Terrace was sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court today

A man from Willoughby, near Alford, has been sentenced to six years in prison for causing the death of a 14-year-old girl by careless driving whilst under the influence of alcohol.

Steven Hayter, 42, of Seymour Terrace was sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court today (Tuesday) after the crash at Welton le Marsh on August 4 last year which killed Kayleigh Lawrie, also of Willoughby.

Hayter pleaded guilty to causing the death of Kayleigh Lawrie in the single-vehicle crash.

Kayleigh Lawrie was just 14 when the Renault Clio driven by Hayter, in which she was a rear seat passenger, left the road at 12.15pm near the B1196 Hanby Lane at Welton, near Spilsby.

A 13-year-old boy was flown by air ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary suffering from facial injuries while a 36-year-old man who was the front seat passenger was unhurt.

Kayleigh’s mum, Charlotte, said of today’s verdict: “I am pleased that the man responsible is now behind bars but nothing will ever bring Kayleigh back and we miss her every single day.”

The family of Kayleigh Lawrie called her a ‘bright happy bubbly and loving 14-year-old, who lived life to the full’.