Police release footage of a fatal frontal accident caused by the 25-year-old "despicable" drug driver who has been imprisoned for eight years for killing "infatuated and playful grandfather".
- Aiden King-Eeson was sentenced to eight years in prison for the death of Gurdip Singh Matharu
- Nottinghamshire Police released the video to warn of the dangers of drug driving
- King-Eeson of Handsworth, Birmingham, hit the taxi driver Matharu head-on
- The 25-year-old was at a house party before taking a BMW car without a permit
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Aiden King-Eeson (pictured) of Birmingham was sentenced to eight years in prison at Nottingham Crown Court for the death of Gurdip Singh Matharu
Police have released footage of a fatal accident caused by a "despicable" drug driver who also used his car as a weapon to ram a truck.
Aiden King-Eeson of Birmingham was sentenced to eight years in prison at Nottingham Crown Court for causing the death of Gurdip Singh Matharu.
Nottinghamshire Police said the footage of the incident was released to warn motorists of the devastating effects of drug driving.
King-Eeson of Handsworth, Birmingham, collided head-on with taxi driver Mr Matharu, who was on his way home to celebrate his son's birthday.
Officers said King-Eeson drove at more than double the speed limit, ignored red lights, and drove on the wrong side of the street on Gregory Boulevard in Nottingham at around 9 a.m. on July 4th before the accident.
The 25-year-old had traveled to Hucknall for a house party on July 3 before taking a BMW car and heading to Nottingham without permission.
The vehicle was then tracked with a speed camera traveling at 61 mph in a 30-mile zone on Nuthall Road in Aspley before colliding with a truck.
King-Eeson, who had cocaine in his system, then ran red lights and was driving on the wrong side of the road at 74 mph in a 30 mile zone when the fatal accident occurred.
Nottinghamshire Police said footage of the incident was released to warn motorists of the devastating effects of drug driving
He pleaded guilty to death through dangerous driving, difficult driving, and driving without insurance and a license, and was banned from driving for three years once released.
Zimbabwean King Eeson may be deported at the end of his sentence.
Mr. Matharu's daughter, Sandeep Marathu, made a statement to police: “Our lives were forever changed when my father was killed in this collision.
Mr. Matharu's daughter (pictured), Sandeep Marathu, made a statement through police: "Our lives were forever changed when my father was killed in this collision."
“He was a loving husband, a father to me and my brothers, and a loving, playful grandpa who was adored by his family.
Since arriving in the UK in 1996, Dad has worked hard to provide a better life for his family. He has made a lot of personal sacrifices to make sure his family doesn't miss out.
“At the time of the crash, my father was on his way home from work, but he never made it. He fell victim to King Eeson, whose selfish and reckless actions gave Papa no chance of survival.
& # 39; Papa died on the roadside with no family with him, which will haunt us all forever. We lost the pillar of our family that day. & # 39;
Detective Sergeant Adam Cooper said, “King-Eeson's actions are beyond words. He used a car as a weapon that day, drove carelessly against anything in his way, ruthlessly ignored speed limits, and ignored the safety of others.
“I think he had been up all night using cocaine, most of which had left his system when tested.
He was relentless in his rampage and didn't stop until he took the life of an innocent man who happened to be another object in his path.
"Mr. Marathu's family remains troubled, and while today's condemnation is little comforting for their loss, we recognize that King Eeson has now been brought to justice for this despicable act."
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