A ROYAL Marine has been spared jail after admitting causing the death of close friend Nathan Elvin when he drove too fast around a corner on the A16 at Haugham, near Louth in April 2011.
Mark Selby, 22, pleaded guilty to causing the death of promising 21-year-old chef Nathan by careless driving, when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court today (Thursday).
The two men, from Louth, were returning from Skegness in a convoy of three cars when Selby lost control of his Honda coupe car on the A16 at Haugham.
Prosecutor Gordon Aspden told the court tragically Nathan would probably not have lost his life if he had been wearing a seatbelt.
Selby was sentenced to six months imprisonment suspended for a year, disqualified from driving for 18 months, and ordered to reside where directed by the Royal Marines for six months.
Read the full story in the Leader on Wednesday.