Man had only been married for two weeks before he was killed by dangerous driver
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A 39-year-old man had only been married for two weeks before he was cruelly taken away from his wife and children by a dangerous driver.
Jevgenijs Kirilliovs was killed on November 1, 2019, when a lorry being driven on the wrong side of the road by Piotr Wierzbicki collided with his Jaguar X-Type on the A45 near Daventry.
Wierzbicki pleaded guilty to the offence of causing death by dangerous driving and was today (Friday, July 31) sentenced.
For pleading guilty, he was given a third off, making his sentence two years and eight months, half of which he will spend in prison and half of which he will spend on licence.
He was also disqualified from driving for 40 months.
Describing the loss of her husband of only two weeks, Mr Kirilliovs’ wife, said: “Not only have I lost my husband but I have lost my soul mate, my best friend and the father of our two children.
“Jevgenijs was the greatest person and all three of us never went a day doubting his love. He would always spend time with us, his family. We were always his priority. We lived our lives for our children.
“Since his death, all of us have struggled every minute of every day. We have gone through hell and back. It constantly haunts me that at the time of Jevgenijs’ death, I was not there to comfort him or share a goodbye. The loneliness and sadness we all feel is enormous.”
Lead Investigator, DC Ady Tredwell, said: “I am pleased to see Wierzbicki sentenced today, though no amount of time could ever make up for the loss of the much-loved, Jevgenijs Kirilliovs.
“The court was really moved by the clarity and honesty of Mr Kirilliovs’ wife’s statement this morning - it is so clear how much he is missed, every second of every day.
“Mr Kirilliovs had his whole life ahead of him – he had just got married, had two beautiful children, and lots to look forward to. Wierzbicki’s actions on November 1, 2019, cruelly took this from him forever.
“This has been a lengthy investigation which I am glad concluded in a guilty plea so Mr Kirilliovs’ family did not have to go through a trial. I hope they can take a small amount of comfort from this conviction and my thoughts will remain with them long after today.”