Lorry driver, 26, killed father expecting his fourth child when he crashed into ...

Lorry driver, 26, killed father expecting his fourth child when he crashed into ...
Lorry driver, 26, killed father expecting his fourth child when he crashed into ...
Lorry driver, 26, who killed father expecting his fourth child when he crashed into his van after being distracted by his mobile phone is jailed for three years David Platt, 26, had been using his mobile to take photos while driving his HGV He was speeding when he ploughed into a van driven by Ben Partis, 38 Mr Partis's fiance  Sophie Hickinbotham was pregnant with his fourth child

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A lorry driver has been jailed for killing a father expecting his fourth child - after being distracted using his phone behind the wheel.

David Platt, 26, had been using his mobile to take photos, make phone calls, and search the internet while driving his HGV.

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Platt was speeding when the fully-loaded lorry - carrying 30 tonnes of animal feed - ploughed into a van driven by Ben Partis, 38.

A court heard Ben's heartbroken fiancé Sophie Hickinbotham was pregnant with his fourth child at the time of the crash last June.

Sophie said telling Ben's children that their father had died was the most difficult thing she had ever done.

In a statement to court she said: 'A 13-year-old should not have to plan their dad's funeral. A four-year-old should not hear that they won't

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