Driver who killed 75-year-old Jill Stevens in New Milton is jailed

THE driver who killed a 75-year-old woman in a hit-and-run crash in New Milton has been jailed.

Jill Stevens, from New Milton, sadly died after being it by a Citroen C1 as she crossed Old Milton Road on March 24, 2022.

The driver – Lewis Griffiths-Bungard – did not stay at the scene and drove off.

On Tuesday (February 6) at Southampton Crown Court, 26-year-old Griffiths-Bungard, of Vaggs Lane, Hordle, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for causing death by careless driving, causing death while driving uninsured and causing death while driving unlicensed.

He was also disqualified for a further four years upon release.

The owner of the Citroen, 29-year-old Hannah Marrion, of Vaggs Lane, Hordle, was also sentenced for perverting the course of justice, as she originally claimed Griffiths-Bungard – her fiancee – did not have her permission to drive her vehicle.

She was sentenced to six months in prison.

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