Read the statement of the pregnant partner of the murdered man on the M6 to the court !
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The grieving partner of his father who was killed in a crash on an M6 says his killer will “never forgive him for what he did”.
Chris Smith of St Helens, 41, was trained on the M6 Thelwall Viaduct after John Yates collided with him while he was hitting at speeds of around 128mph.
Mr. Smith, who had dreamed of having his own family since the age of 17, had been traveling home from work to “cuddle up to his pregnant wife and her belly.”
John Yates, who had no fixed address but was formerly from North Wales, was under the influence of drugs, and fled the scene by jumping over a barrier immediately after the accident.
He was traveling at over 100 mph and crashed into the back of Mr. Smith’s Peugeot.
This causes both his and Mr. Smith’s cars to spin “several times” and end up on the hard shoulder.
Mr Smith’s partner in court said: “Three months ago my life was as close to perfect as it can get.
“It was the happiest thing I’ve ever been in my life.
“There are no words that can truly describe the heartbreak when the doctors told me that Chris was brain dead.
“It was stolen from my companion, whom I was to marry.
My son was taken away from his father.
“John Yeats will never be forgiven for what he did.”
Today, Yates was jailed for eight years and three months, two-thirds of the sentence.
He is also ineligible to drive for a period of seven years, starting from the date of his release.