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Grandmother who caused teen’s death gets suspended sentence

A 64-year-old woman who admitted causing the death of her granddaughter by driving carelessly has has been spared an immediate prison sentence.

Madeline Santucci had previously pleaded guilty to causing the death of Dennikia Lambert on July 27 last year when she lost control of her vehicle and overturned.

This morning at Supreme Court, Puisne Judge Carlisle Greaves imposed an 18-month prison sentence suspended for 18 months. Santucci was also banned from driving for five years.

Ms Lambert, 14, was a passenger in the SUV driven by Santucci that collided with a motorcycle at the roundabout of Dock Hill, Frog Lane and Palmetto Road.

The accident happened on the eve of the Cup Match holiday and prompted an outpouring of grief at the Berkeley Institute, where the teenager was a pupil.

Santucci, from Pembroke, had previously also admitted seriously injuring motorcyclist Charles Whited when her car overturned.

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Dennikia Lambert (Photograph supplied)

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Published May 02, 2017 at 12:57 pm (Updated May 02, 2017 at 1:57 pm)

Grandmother who caused teen’s death gets suspended sentence

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