Driver who killed his wife in accident is banned for two years

A man has today been given a suspended prison sentence after he admitted causing his wife’s death by careless driving.

Simon Aylott 34, from Holland Road, Little Clacton, was driving a Toyota RAV4 car that struck a lorry on the northbound carriageway of the A12 at Witham.

Rachel Aylott, 38 died in the collision. Mr Aylott and three other passengers were seriously injured.

They were driving home after a holiday in New York when the crash happened near the off-slip road at Coleman’s Bridge at about 10am on March 30 last year.

Chelmsford Crown Court heard today, Friday August 30, that Aylott lost concentration and alertness and struck a lorry as it slowed down to turn off the A12.

Aylott admitted causing death by careless driving and was given a nine-month sentence suspended for two years. He was also disqualified from driving for two years, given a 12-month supervision order and ordered to pay costs of �1,200.