A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to three years prison for killing a woman in a horrific traffic accident in Darwin’s rural area.
In June last year, Geoffrey Ross Hamilton was the driver of a three-carriage roadtrain.
He ran a red light at an intersection in Coolalinga and ploughed into a car, instantly killing 20-year-old dental nurse Karlee McCullough.
A short time later, Dale Stanton, who was directing traffic around the crash site was fatally hit by another car.
In sentencing, Justice Trevor Olsson said a lapse in concentration and faulty judgement had led to the crash.
Hamilton was sentenced to three years jail, suspended after he serves six months
He has also had his driver’s licence disqualified for a year.