Texting driver jailed for 21 months for causing cyclist death

John Mitchell jailed for 21 months after pleading guilty to causing the death of Mark Greenwood by dangerous driving in January 2014

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A driver who sent a flurry of 'trivial' text messages before driving into the back of a cyclist has been jailed for 21 months for causing death by dangerous driving.

John Mitchell, 26, composed and sent three WhatsApp messages and read two more while driving down an unlit road near Redbourn, Hertfordshire when he hit 57-year-old Mark Greenwood.

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