Sister feels 'punished' over prosecution of her husband for crash that killed 21-year-old
PUBLISHED August 25, 2012
Marc Canning was spared jail yesterday after a judge said he understood how he could have made the mistake that led to the death of his 21-year-old sister-in-law Emily Tear, who was his passenger.
Miss Tear suffered catastrophic brain injuries after Canning drove his Peugeot 206 across a road junction into the path of a silver Bentley Continental, which smashed into the passenger door where she was sitting.
She died in hospital in January, three months after the crash, which took place on the B4000 near Newbury, Berkshire.
Canning, 26, of Thatcham, Berks, pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving at Reading Crown Court.
But Miss Tear's father said in a statement: "None of our family blame Marc for Emily's death and we know how Marc has suffered with the feeling he was responsible, both because he had a close relationship with Emily and because of the sorrow it brings to other family members, most notably his wife."