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ANGER AT pounds 1K FINE FOR DEATH DRIVER.

Byline: By DAVID BROWN

A DRIVER who killed a holidaymaker in a horror crash has escaped with just a fine.

Zabdiel Scoon, 32, ploughed into a cab taking victim Brenda Crawshaw, 60, to an airport for a dream holiday with her husband. Scoon faced being jailed for up to 14 years for dangerous driving. But the charge was dropped for lack of evidence and he was fined pounds 1,000 after admitting careless driving.

Brenda's daughter Louise said: "I am furious. He has got away very lightly. We are all devastated still." Police clerk Brenda and hubby Ralph, of Glemsford, Suffolk, were due to jet off to Italy. But she died after the 4.40am crash near Stansted Airport.

Scoon, of Braintree, denied falling asleep at the wheel.

Chelmsford Judge Rodger Hayward Smith said he was "severely limited" in the sentence he could impose.
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Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Nov 13, 2005
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