A CREWE driver who caused two deaths in a race along Crewe's most dangerous road has been branded 'immature' by a judge and jailed for seven years.
Ioan Harding, 22, of Ford Lane, was also banned from driving for eight years at Chester Crown Court on Friday.
Harding was found guilty in June of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving following a crash on the A530 Middlewich Road near Alvaston Hall last year.
He had been racing down the road in the direction of Nantwich at about 1am on May 27, with his close friend Stephen Hicks, both 21 at the time.
Mr Hicks was on the wrong side of the road as he tried to overtake Harding. Evidence suggested father-of-one Mr Hicks was travelling at up to 90mph.
His car then collided with that of Adam Chadwick, a 20-year-old chef of Oldfield Road, Wheelock. The court heard Mr Chadwick had been driving properly before the crash.
Both he and Mr Hicks, of West Street, Crewe, were killed, with Mr Hicks' car splitting in two and the front end travelling 42 metres along the road.
The Hon Mr Justice Roderick Evans told Harding: 'It gives the court no pleasure in sending someone like you into custody but whatever sentence I pass cannot bring back two ruined lives and it will have an adverse effect on yours.'