The 23-year-old driver has been in prison for nine years after killing his father-of-two friend in a 130-mile-per-hour road accident
A driver was jailed for nine years after killing his friend in a 130-mile-an-hour traffic accident and then fleeing.
Connor Money, 23, ran away from the police at ‘eye-catching speeds’ while executing ‘overwhelming maneuvers’ – eventually plowing into a truck on a highway, a court heard.
His ‘best friend’ Jordan Amos, 23, was crushed in the passenger seat of the gray BMW 5 series station wagon on the M2 freeway near Medway, Kent.
But instead of helping his friend, Money ran from the scene to the nearby forest.
23-year-old Connor Money (left) from Dartford was imprisoned for nine years yesterday after the 8:30 am collision on 8 October last year. His friend Jordan Amos (right), 23, died on the spot
On October 8 last year at around 1:30 PM, two Kent police officers traveling in an unmarked patrol vehicle were suspected of driving Money while traveling on the coastal M2.
The officers overtook his vehicle and displayed a message on their rear window ordering him to follow them.
The money seemed to follow their instructions, but when the agents left Junction two to find a safe location to stop, he suddenly chose to ignore the request and run down the highway.
The officers were committed to the exit, making it unsafe for them to change direction, and within five minutes, countless people called Kent police to report concerns about Money’s driving style.
Dashcam footage captured money at a speed between 110 mph and 147 mph as it risked and weaved dangerously on and off the hard shoulder, showing “blatant disregard for the rules of the road.”
When Money passed junction four, near Rainham, Kent, at 130 miles per hour, he attempted to take a truck that had moved from lane one to lane two to make way for another truck coming from the driveway came.
The money could not see the participating vehicle and collided with the back of it.
But instead of staying on site to check this friend in the passenger seat, Money chose to flee the scene. Mr. Amos was pronounced dead on the spot.
Metropolitan Police officers, who had undergone training in Kent, encountered the collision shortly after it occurred and provided first aid to the victim on the spot. They also went looking for money in the area where he was arrested.
The serious collision investigative unit of the Kent police investigated the case and accused Money, from Dartford, of Kent of causing death by dangerous driving while still in custody. He was on trial, but admitted the offense.
Money’s car (photo) shot into the truck trying to take another vehicle on the M2. The 23-year-old confessed to causing death by dangerous driving
Judge Sally-Ann Hales, QC, sentenced him to nine years in prison while crying on a video link at Woolwich Crown Court on Wednesday.
He was also sentenced to 10 months in a row for separate driving in January 2019 and disqualified from driving for 14 years and five months.
She said, “No punishment can possibly make up for the suffering and loss that Mr Amos’s family has suffered and will continue to suffer for the rest of their lives.”
Prosecution Madeleine Wolfe said that Money had picked up Jordan from his home in Dartford, Kent to go to Whitstable at sea.
In victim impact statements, the driver of the truck hit with money has been forced to quit his job and visit an advisor to address PTSD, depression, and flashbacks to the incident, “ giving me thoughts to end my life. ”
He drove trucks for 31 years and spent six years in the military, “witnessing things many civilians would never imagine,” but was “deeply affected” by the crash.
Mr. Amos’s partner, Summer Davies, who met him in 2015, said, “Jordan would do anything for anyone, even if he didn’t want to.”
Mr. Amos’s mother, Nicola Holmes, who has four sons, said, “Now a piece of that unity is missing. The boys have also become quiet now and are trying to continue, but it is difficult.
“Your children should not die for you. He will always be my baby, just like all my boys, no matter how big they get. ‘
His father, Richie Amos, added, “He wasn’t just my son. He was my right hand, my best friend and my hero.
“Connor got out of the car and ran away, leaving my hurt boy there alone. Since he crashed the car, it’s just been lies. You were supposed to be his best buddy. ‘
Defensively, Sunil Metha said that “losing his good friend” was a mitigating factor and that his “fight or flight caused him to panic” before dodging the scene.
Sergeant Chris Wade, the Kent police chief investigator, said after the conviction, “Money’s decision to ignore two police officers and drive away at crude high speeds instead, endangering countless other motorists, is incomprehensible.
“This is without a doubt the worst drive I’ve come across in 25 years of police work. A young man, with all his life ahead, died as a result of Money’s reckless decision and instead of staying on the scene, his first thought was to run away and avoid capture.
His conduct was disgraceful, and his poor disposition is further demonstrated by the six months he spent denying his wrongdoing before pleading guilty just before being tried in March.
“I know this case has affected many people, and although Money’s jail sentence does not undo the damage, I sincerely hope they can find some conclusion in this conviction.”