A man has been jailed for 10 years after a 90mph hit and run killed a woman in Brixton.
Aaron Blackwood Jones, 31, of Vauxhall Street in Vauxhall pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.
In the early hours of January 12, Blackwood Jones collided with 24-year-old Celia Ines Betrouni with a blue VW Golf as she crossed the road in Brixton Hill, at the junction of New Park Road.
Emergency services attended but Celia, a French national, died at the scene from her injuries.
Blackwood Jones failed to stop following the collision and abandoned his car in nearby Harriet Tubman Close in Tulse Hill.
After a media appeal was circulated asking for the public’s assistance to locate him, Blackwood Jones attended a police station on January 14 and was arrested.
As well as being jailed, Blackwood Jones will be disqualified from driving for ten years on his release.
Detective Sergeant Richard Budd from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command led the investigation and said: “Blackwood Jones was driving at around 90mph in a 30mph zone – his excessive speed meant there was only one outcome when he struck Celia.
“His actions have utterly shattered Celia’s family who will have to deal with their loss for the rest of their lives.
“Blackwood Jones will now spend a significant period of time in prison. His reckless actions offer a clear indication of the devastating impact driving at excessive speed can have.”
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