Mum left to die in crash by ‘coward’ who said ‘I think I killed my friends’

A "cowardly" driver left a mum-of-two for dead in the wreckage of a car after a horror smash while he was under the influence of alcohol.

Deryon King, 24, sent a message saying "I think I killed my friends" after the crash in Rotherham.

He was under the influence of alcohol while behind the wheel of a Rover MG ZS when he ploughed into two parked vehicles.

King fled the scene of the crash leaving "devoted" and "loving" Megan Borrows, 24, a passenger, fighting for life in the backseat.

Tragically she died as a result of her injuries following the smash on June 8, 2017.

When police caught up with King he told them "lie after lie" in a bid to escape justice, only admitting the offence earlier this year.

Judge Jeremy Richardson QC today sentenced King, of Kimberworth, to 16 months behind bars for death by careless driving.

He said: "Your driving may only be characterised as deplorable.

"Furthermore, after the collision, you behaved as only a coward. You ran off, leaving that young woman for dead.

"When the police spoke with you you lied, it's plain to me you were quite an accomplished liar.

"Lie after lie after lie was told… you are a coward."

Young mum Megan had two daughters, aged one and five-years-old, and was described by a friend as "the life and soul of the party".

King was driving with friends Joshua Faley in the front and Megan and Joe Marsh in the back when it smashed into parked cars and a pile of building material at the roadside.

The motorist, who was 22 at the time and not insured to drive', and an "accomplice" then fled the scene, leaving Ms Borrows to die in the backseat.

Prosecuting, Richard Thyne told an earlier hearing that following the crash, Mr Marsh had been heard to say: "We've got to get out, it's serious", before King replied: "Come on. Let's go."

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