Horrifying footage shows moment female driver, 21, KILLED woman, 20, after speeding through red light while on her phone

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Horrifying footage shows the moment a female motorist killed a young woman in a deadly crash after speeding through a red light while using her

Horrifying footage shows the moment a female motorist killed a young woman in a deadly crash after speeding through a red light while using her phone. 

Molly Mycroft, 21, was driving her Seat Ibiza when she ploughed into a BMW on Wheatley Hall Road in Doncaster on August 2 2022.

Passenger Sarah Oliver, 20, was killed in the crash and two others were seriously injured. 

Mycroft pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and seriously injuring two others.

She has been jailed Friday for nine years and disqualified from driving for 16 years at Sheffield Crown Court.

The court heard that Mycroft had been driving at 78mph in a 40mph zone and ignored the traffic light which had been on red for six seconds. 

Footage obtained by South Yorkshire Police also showed Mycroft on her mobile phone laughing and joking while music blared in the car prior to the fatal collision.

Victim Impact Statement

Ms Oliver’s family said in a statement after the case: ‘Sarah, our daughter, granddaughter, sister and much-loved friend is missed every day.

‘She was a beautiful young woman who had her whole life ahead of her.

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‘Sarah had the ability to light up a room. She loved spending time with her family and was looking forward to travelling and becoming a Godmother to her best friend’s baby this summer.

‘She died six days before her 21st birthday and while we should have been planning celebrations, we were instead planning a funeral; her life and our lives were taken away from us by selfish actions.

‘No family should have to go through what we have endured.’

Statement From Police

Sergeant John Taylor, of South Yorkshire Police’s Serious Collisions Investigations Unit said: ‘This is a tragic case.

‘The actions of Mycroft showed no regards for the safety of others and resulted in the death of Sarah and two other motorists sustaining serious injuries’

‘We know Mycroft was using her mobile phone whilst driving and that she was speeding at the time of the collision.

‘I urge people to consider the consequences of these actions.’