Horrific aftermath of student’s 112mph drink-drive crash that killed couple

These pictures show the horrific aftermath of a student's 112mph drink-drive crash that killed a married couple.

Benjamin Bosden, 20, was driving his blue Mini Countryman when he drifted onto the opposite side of a country lane – smashing into the car of David Evans, 55, and wife Linda, 48.

Bosden astonishingly survived the crash and was yesterday jailed for five years.

His Mini was left completely mangled from the collision, with one of its front tyres knocked off and parts scattered across the road.

Bosden hit the couple's grey Ford Ranger so powerfully, it sent their vehicle backwards and off the A267 in the village of Cross-in-Hand, East Sussex.

Pictures released by police show the Mini, a John Cooper Works model, with its roof cut off and no windscreen on it.

The Mini's speedometer was jammed on 112mph when police arrived.

Half of the Ford Ranger's bonnet was ripped off cleanly along with a wheel, and its windscreen was left shattered.

The tragedy happened on September 9, 2017, and Bosden also suffered serious injuries.

Bosden, of nearby Heathfield, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death by careless driving.

He also admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving, which took into account his speeding and drink-driving.

He was slightly above the legal limit of 35 microgrammes per 100ml of breath.

He was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court in East Sussex.

A statement released by the Evans's family said: "The irresponsible and thoughtless actions of one young man have caused the death of two people.

"This has led to the immeasurable, intense and wide-ranging grief and feelings of devastation in the lives of so many family members and friends.

"These lives can never be the same."

Police Constable Shirley Ross, of Sussex Police, said: "This collision was another tragic case where lives were needlessly lost and others devastated.

"Bosden's decision that day to get behind the wheel of a high powered car and to drive in the reckless manner that he did, having consumed alcohol, was nothing short of dangerous.

"This case is another stark warning to all drivers, particularly those in this young age bracket, of the devastating consequences of exceeding speed limits and driving whilst under the influence of alcohol.

"Our advice is simple: drink OR drive – never both."

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