A 21-year-old man was sentenced to three years in prison, two of which were suspended by the Nîmes criminal court, for causing the death of a first-year medical student.
Well above the authorized speed at the wheel of his van (132 km / h instead of the maximum authorized 80 km / h), he hit the car which was coming in front.
The young woman died instantly on this Gard road between Nîmes and Alès.
In court, the defendant explained that he had lost his mother, the victim of a road accident after being hit by a drunk driver and sentenced to five years in prison.
He also explained that he has since taken care of his father.
Closed prison equipped with an electronic bracelet
The prosecution had requested four years' imprisonment, two of which were suspended and a driving ban for four years.
The court adjusted his sentence.
If he was sentenced to one year in prison, she will be executed at home, under an electronic bracelet.
Two children die in a road accident in the Gard
Hérault: The department maintains the speed at 90 km / h, the defenders of the 80 km / h dismayed