Driver jailed for killing church volunteer in 60mph crash after being 'goaded' ...

A speeding driver who had taken cocaine and ended up killing a church-going volunteer in a 60mph crash 'goaded' by another motorist, has been jailed.

Stephen Milligan lost control of his Nissan 350z while he chased after an Audi in front which kept slowing down and speeding up.

When the Audi accelerated around a bend, Milligan, of Rugby, Warwickshire, sped up but mounted the kerb and ploughed into Margaret Adams who was carrying shopping bags.

 

The 60-year-old married church volunteer was killed instantly after she was flung into the air and landed on the pavement.

When police arrived 56-year-old Milligan tried to blame the Audi driver for causing the crash, telling officers: 'I don't usually drive like a prat'.

A blood test showed Milligan had traces of cocaine in his system.

Milligan, admitted causing death by dangerous driving and was jailed for three years at Warwick Crown Court on Tuesday.

Sentencing, Judge Anthony Potter said: 'The sad fact is there is nothing I can do by way of sentence which can possibly reflect the loss of Mrs Adams to her family.

'As Mr Adams has said in his statement, if you had behaved differently that night his mother would still be alive.

'You set off on a mundane journey which took you into the centre of Rugby.

'It is obvious the Audi slowed unnecessarily as it was going through the gyratory system and then accelerated away along Bilton Road, a road lined with residential properties.

Milligan's car mounted the kerb on Bilton Road in Rugby on February 3 last year and ploughed into Margaret Adams, (pictured) killing her instantly

Milligan's car mounted the kerb on Bilton Road in Rugby on February 3 last year and ploughed into Margaret Adams, (pictured) killing her instantly

'Sadly you viewed the actions of the Audi as some form of goading.

'When that vehicle accelerated, notwithstanding that yours has been a good driving record, you ignored the speed limit and set off in pursuit.

'You were responding to the actions of another motorist who it might be thought has been fortunate in not facing any form of prosecution.

'As you approached a bend, as Mrs Adams was walking with her shopping, you accelerated, and as a result, in part because of the speed and in part because yours was a rear-wheel-drive car and the tyres were in poor condition, you lost control.

'Your car came off the carriageway onto

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