Man banned from driving following a crash that resulted in the death of a teenager.

Stephan Russell, aged 26, from  Streetly, has been banned from driving following a crash last year that resulted in the death of a teenager.

Russell was behind the wheel of a Kia Rio just after midnight on 16 September when he struck Daniel Horton, aged 18, who was riding his mountain bike in the road.

West Midlands Police collision investigators were able to show Russell was driving at 44 miles per hour along Chester Road in Streetly – a stretch of road with a 30mph limit – at the point of impact.

Russell admitted speeding and at Walsall Magistrates Court on Wednesday (17/05) was given a nine-month disqualification, six penalty points and a total of £465 in fines and costs.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes from the West Midlands Police Collision Investigation unit said: “This has been an extremely complex investigation and following lengthy consultation with the CPS these charges were brought.

“I fully understand some people may question the nature of the charges…it was a tough decision for all those involved but given the evidence that was available this was the most appropriate charge.

“It is a tragic incident where a much-loved teenager has lost his life.

“No sentence will ever bring Daniel back and I would like to thank his family for their support through this traumatic time. My thoughts remain with them as they try come to terms with their loss.”

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