Croston woman jailed for causing death by dangerous driving

A CROSTON woman has today (Friday June 15th 2012) been jailed for four years after admitting causing death by dangerous driving.

Anita Berry, 48 years old of Moor Road, was driving her Ford Ka when she drifted into the opposite carriageway and collided with a Ford Transit Minibus killing her front seat passenger, Darren Jackett who was 40 years old.

The incident happened on April 21st 2011 on Wood Lane in Heskin at around 9:30pm. The road was closed for three and a half hours to allow accident investigation work to be carried out.

Toxicology results showed that Berry had high amounts of illicit drugs in her system at the time of the incident. She admitted the offence following a hearing at Preston Crown Court on April 20th 2012.

Sergeant Pat Worden from the Road Policing Unit said, “I am satisfied with the sentence handed down by the judge.

“It has been an incredibly difficult time for the family of Mr Jackett and I hope that today can bring them some closure.”