Driver jailed for nearly 12 years after crash kills two people

Australian Associated Press
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A Melbourne man has been jailed for nearly 12 years for killing two people and leaving a third paralysed when he T-boned another car at 149km/h.

Hayden Currie didn't call triple-zero when he crashed and killed his back seat passenger, Jacinta Barnett, and the driver of the other car, Shannon Juriansz.

Instead, the-then 19-year-old phoned his dad and then a mate, saying he'd had a bad accident.

Currie had been driving at 168km/h when he slammed on the brakes at Oakleigh in September 2019.

Hayden Currie who swill spend 12 years behind bars after causing two deaths.
Hayden Currie crashed and killed his back seat passenger and the driver of the other car. Source: AAP

Another of his passengers, Lucca Smeraldo, survived but was left a paraplegic.

Currie regularly drove at dangerous speeds. Just 11 days before the fatal crash, he was recorded doing 178km/h.

He was jailed in Victoria's County Court on Tuesday for a maximum of 11-and-a-half years.

Currie previously pleaded guilty to offences including two charges of culpable driving causing death.

Now 20, he must serve six years before he can be considered for release on parole.

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