Construction site manager jailed after killing Yorkshire teacher Amie Linton, 33, in horror crash
Site manager Simon Allport, 43, from Ingleby Barwick, had been drinking in a pub before the collision on Tanton Road in Stokesley on July 14, 2020.
Her BWW M4 Coupe collided with the Nissan Qashqai of a primary school teacher and mother of an Amie as she was driving home in the village of Great Ayton in the opposite direction.
He pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving and was sentenced to five years and seven months in prison and a five-year driving ban at Teesside Crown Court on Friday.
Allport was on the wrong side of the road and narrowly missed a head-on collision with another oncoming vehicle before colliding with the Qashqai and forcing it off the roadway into a field. Amie died in hospital.
An investigation by North Yorkshire Police has established that Allport was in the Master Cooper pub in Middlesbrough before the collision, before taking a friend for a ride in his car. Allport was found under the influence of alcohol and over the prescribed limit when he was arrested after the collision.
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Detective Inspector Jez Bartley said: ‘Simon Allport was found to be more than 1.5 times over the legal alcohol limit when he crashed his BMW into Amie Linton’s car, and he will have to learn to live with the consequences. of his selfish and murderous actions for the rest of his life.
“Driving after drinking alcohol destroys the lives of so many people. We welcome the condemnation of the judges today and hope it will serve as a warning to those who mistakenly believe that it is okay to drive while intoxicated.
“My thoughts and condolences go out to Amie’s family, who have shown incredible courage throughout this emotional investigation and legal process, after suffering unimaginable devastation.”
Amie was a sixth grade teacher at Norton Primary Academy in Teesside who started her career as a class assistant before training as a teacher. She had been promoted to Phase Leader shortly before her death.
She was the mother of a young girl with her companion.
She was also a passionate member of the Stokesley Netball Club, who paid tribute to her: “The love and thoughts of everyone at Stokesley Netball Club go out to the family of our dear Amie. She was, and will remain, at the heart of the club; full of life, full of passion and full of humour. We will miss her terribly, individually and collectively, on and off the pitch. Each of us has our own memories of our wonderful friend and teammate. , memories that will live on engraved in our hearts forever. She was one of the best in the world.