Bradley Andrew McStay sentenced for running over Luke Price in Yannathan, Victoria, car crash
The man who killed his ex-lover’s new lover after chasing the couple in his car and then running him over learns of his fate.
- Bradley Andrew McStay, 35, has been sentenced to more than six years in prison
- On February 11, 2020, McStay fatally struck her former lover’s partner with her ute.
- Luke Price was dragged for 58 meters before being hit by the ute tire
- McStay’s affair with Mr. Price’s girlfriend ended weeks before the fatal collision
A Victorian man who inadvertently killed his ex-lover’s new partner, killed the man, has been jailed for over six years.
Bradley Andrew McStay, 35, struck Luke Price with his ute in Yannathan, near Lang Lang in the eastern part of the state, in the early hours of February 11, 2020.
McStay previously had an affair with Mr. Price’s girlfriend, but the woman broke off the relationship in the weeks before the fatal accident.
Bradley Andrew McStay (above), 35, has been sentenced to six years and six months in prison for fatally running over his ex-lover’s new partner, Luke Price, in 2020.
The court found that on February 11, 2020, McStay accidentally hit Mr. Price but did not stop his vehicle to check if the victim was injured or call emergency services (scene of accident).
McStay was upset and jealous, the Supreme Court was told, and repeatedly tried to contact the woman though she rebuffed him.
On the afternoon of February 10, the woman and Mr. Price tried to avoid McStay after he told her he was going to see her.
The couple and two others left a property in eastern Victoria in a sedan, but McStay followed them, erratically chasing the group at high speed for about 12 kilometres.
The sedan eventually slowed to a stop on Heads Road in Yannathan, and Price began to exit the vehicle on the right passenger side.
McStay had followed Price, his girlfriend and two others traveling in a black sedan (pictured) after they left a property in eastern Victoria.
The court found that McStay had driven some 250 meters after fatally hitting Price and failed to call emergency services.
McStay also slowed his ute as he approached the sedan, but struck the vehicle and struck Mr. Price, causing the 34-year-old man to fall onto the hood of the ute and then under the vehicle.
Price was dragged under the car for about 58 meters before he fell under a tire and was fatally injured.
McStay continued for about 250 meters before stopping his car. He made no effort to check on Mr. Price or to call triple zero.
In sentencing Tuesday, Judge Michael Croucher said he accepted that McStay did not intend to hit the sedan or Price, but that he should have stopped his vehicle once he realized the 34-year-old had been hit. hit by a car.
Mr. Price (above) was dragged under the car for about 58 meters before falling under a tire and fatally injured.
Judge Croucher said that while Price made the decision to get out of the car, he was motivated by McStay’s decision to follow the sedan erratically.
The judge noted that Price’s family and friends were still experiencing deep grief and anger over his death, and no sentence would reflect the value of Price’s life.
But Judge Croucher said he needed to take into account McStay’s clear remorse, his “excellent” prospects for rehabilitation and his irrelevant prior criminal history.
Judge Croucher also noted that McStay had earlier pleaded guilty to guilty driving causing death.
Mr. Price was killed after getting out of a black sedan and the McStay ute (above) dragged him and crushed him under a tire.
McStay was convicted and jailed for six years and six months, with a non-parole period of three years and six months.
His 311 days of detention prior to sentencing were counted as having already been completed.
Had he not pleaded guilty, McStay would have been jailed for eight years and six months with a non-parole period of five years and six months.