Driver jailed over death of 14-year-old Jak Griffiths

A man has today been jailed over the death of a teenager in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

14-year-old Jak Griffiths suffered serious injuries after the silver Vauxhall Nova he was in - driven by Liam Williams - collided with a tractor on the A53 Leek Road in Endon last June. 

He was taken to hospital, but later died.

20-year-old Williams previously admitted death by dangerous driving, serious injury by dangerous driving, causing death by driving whilst uninsured and unlicensed.

Appearing at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court today, he been handed a 4 year sentence.

He was also given a 5-year driving ban with an extended re-test.

Sgt Rich Moors, from the force’s Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Today’s sentence is to be welcomed and I hope it brings some comfort to Jak’s family and friends.

“Liam Williams should not have been driving that night and sadly Jak paid the ultimate price for Williams’ actions.

“We work tirelessly with our partners to tackle dangerous driving and will take the appropriate action against those who break the law.”



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