Doncaster man jailed for six years after fatal collision

Tributes left at the scene of the crash in Doncaster Road
Tributes left at the scene of the crash in Doncaster Road

A man from Doncaster has been jailed for causing death by dangerous driving following a horror smash in Mexborough.

Aleksandrs Ivanovs, aged 31, of Manvers Road, Mexborough was given a six year prison sentence and banned from driving for seven years and eight months following the crash that killed John Thompson, aged 72, from Conisbrough.

Mr Thompson died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the collision, which occurred at around 10.20am on Doncaster Road on February 21.

Three cars were involved in the crash; a black Audi A4, which was travelling towards Mexborough from Denaby Main, and a white Vauxhall Corsa and a green Toyota Corolla, both travelling in the opposite direction.

Mr Thompson, the driver of the Toyota, was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary but was pronounced dead a short time after arrival.