A driver who raced at speeds in excess of 70mph on a 30mph road in Barry has been convicted of causing the death of a mother-of-two today (28 November).
Joseph Fettah was driving a VW Golf along Cardiff Road in Barry, South Wales, when he started racing against Jamie Oaten in an Audi A5 on 27 September 2016.
The cars were seen travelling at speed and closely alongside each other. Oaten’s car was then seen to brake heavily before it hit the side of Jenna Miller’s car as she was coming out of a petrol station.
Fettah managed to avoid a collision, swerving at the last second. He then pretended that he had no involvement in the incident.
Mrs Miller was left with catastrophic injuries and died in hospital.
Oaten had previously pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving while Fettah denied the charge. Fettah was convicted by a jury following a trial at Cardiff Crown Court.
Ann Haile, from the CPS, said: “Although Joseph Fettah was not driving the vehicle that collided with Mrs Miller’s car, our case was that he was jointly responsible.
“Through witness accounts, CCTV and expert evidence, the Crown Prosecution Service demonstrated how he was racing with Oaten and how this ultimately led to a loss of life.
“Our thoughts are with the family of Jenna Miller. They have shown great strength throughout the court process and we thank them for their support.”
Fettah and Oaten will be sentenced in due course.
Notes to Editors
· Ann Haile is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in CPS Cymru-Wales.
· Jamie Oaten pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving on 18 April 2017.