A RECKLESS driver who swerved his “death trap” BMW into traffic and killed his girlfriend in a horror crash has been jailed.
Liam Pusey, 23, was racing another car at speeds of up to 85mph in a 50mph zone with his 20-year-old girlfriend Melissa Osborn a passenger in the motor, a court heard.
The 23-year-old had carried out “dangerous modifications” to his grey 3 series.
This included removing the anti roll bar and welding the differential to “deliberately” reduce the vehicle’s traction, so that it would drift or slide more on the road.
In the catastrophic crash, Pusey lost control of the car and span into the path of Louisa Wray in her silver Volkswagen Golf who despite her best effort “could no nothing”.
Tragically, despite being taken to hospital, 20 year old Melissa died from her injuries .
Today, at Portsmouth Crown Court, Hants, Pusey was jailed for nine years and condemned by the judge for “dicing with the lives” of himself and his girlfriend.
He also told him he was ‘completely responsible’ for the collision after losing control of the vehicle on the A32 near Droxford, Hants, on 4 February 2021.