A YOUNG mum was killed when a drug dealer deliberately steered his BMW into her car after spending the night smoking crack cocaine and boozing.
Kate Jaworski-Green was left with “appalling injuries” and her family had to take the heartbreaking decision to turn her life-support off leaving her daughter asking “where’s mummy?”
Kate Jaworski-Green, pictured with little Lydia, suffered several ‘appalling injuries’ in the crash[/caption]
Jordan Howlett, 24, was today jailed for 10 years and eight months after the court heard how he had tried to kill himself in the crash.
Moments before the collision he had been on the phone to his friend to say he was going to drive into another car, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Howlett, of Queen Elizabeth Drive, Normanton, pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Leeds Crown Court.
He was originally charged with murder and continued to deny responsibility for the death until he was due to go on trial this week.
The crash happened on Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, shortly before 7am on January 27 last year as Mrs Jaworski-Green drove to work.
Jordan Howlett was sentenced to 10 years and eight months after pleading guilty to manslaughter[/caption]
Mrs Jaworski-Green was on her way to work when Howlett drove into her car[/caption]
The 33-year-old – who was driving a small Ford Kia – died in hospital two days later when her life support machine switched off.
Her two-year-old girl Lydia was luckily not travelling in the car at the time, Examiner Live reports.
But since her death, she has been asking her dad when will mummy be coming home?
The victim’s dad Paul Jaworski told the court: “The loss of Lydia’s mummy is heartbreaking. We can see her thinking ‘how come my mummy has left me?’
“Lydia said that when mummy has her car fixed she can come home. It appears that Lydia thinks that one day mummy will come home.”
Mrs Jaworski-Green, of Scissett, West Yorkshire, was cut free by firefighters but her injuries were not survivable.
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Friday would have been her sixth wedding anniversary with her widower Chris who was struggling to come to terms with the loss.
Sentencing Howlett, Mr Justice Butcher said: “This is a terrible case of wasted life.
“You deliberately drove your car into a headlong collision with that of a complete stranger to you. You were intending to kill yourself. You killed her.”
Speaking after sentencing Detective Inspector Paul Conroy, of West Yorkshire Police, said: “This has been an absolutely dreadful case in which the incomprehensible actions of one man have taken the life of a much loved daughter, wife and mother.
“Only Howlett knows what went through his mind in the early hours of that morning but the awful consequences of his behaviour are tragically clear for all to see.
“He had taken a cocktail of drink and drugs which he must have known would render him completely unfit to be behind the wheel.
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“We also know from a phone call he made to a friend while driving that he intended to strike Kate’s car as it drew closer.
“We can only hope seeing the case brought to a resolution at court and seeing Howlett behind bars will bring them some small measure of comfort for Kate’s family, but cannot imagine the pain they are continuing to still suffer.
“They have told us they are living a life sentence of loss and our thoughts continue to be with them.”
The young mum was cut free by firefighters but her injuries were not survivable[/caption]