Father, 26, whose four-year-old daughter died when he fell asleep at the wheel ...

Father, 26, whose four-year-old daughter died when he fell asleep at the wheel is jailed over the crash as he reveals he was tired from helping his girl with her night terrors Father Thomas Huby was sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison Young Isabella Huby died after her father fell asleep at the wheel in Cardigan Mr Huby was sleep deprived & had been helping his daughter with night terrors

By Sophie Tanno For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 07:14 BST, 3 October 2018 | Updated: 08:59 BST, 3 October 2018

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A man has been sentenced to a maximum of five years in jail after he fell asleep at the wheel, resulting in the death of his young daughter.

Thomas Callum Huby, 26, crashed into a tree in the Ballarat suburb of Cardigan in April 2016, killing four-year-old Isabella Huby.

He pleaded guilty to one count of culpable driving causing death in Ballarat County Court, ABC News reported. 

Mr Huby pleaded guilty to one count of culpable driving causing death in Ballarat County Court (his daughter Isabella is pictured)

Mr Huby pleaded guilty to one count of culpable driving causing death in Ballarat County Court (his daughter Isabella is pictured)

A lack of sleep was found to be the main reason for the crash, although drug tests found low doses of marijuana and methamphetamines in the 26-year-old's system. 

Mr Huby claimed that he was sleep deprived at the time of the crash due to the fact that he had been staying up late to comfort his daughter, who was suffering from night terrors. 

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