A driver who caused the deaths of two Accrington dads in a fatal horror smash has been locked up for more than a decade.
Dudley Reilly, 25, was driving a high-powered Mercedes ‘at speed’ through Accrington town centre before the crash which killed Rafique Khan and Aurang Zeb Khan.
He drove through a red light and was seen by witnesses speeding along Hyndburn Road before colliding with a car in which the two victims were travelling.
Driver and father-of-three Aurang, 44, and passenger Rafique, 43, both died following the incident on Hyndburn Road in Accrington on Friday, October 10, 2014.
Reilly - who has ‘very little memory’ of the incident - had been in a pub before taking to the wheel of the Mercedes C250.
A court heard that he got behind the wheel despite being uninsured to drive.
Reilly, 25, of Floyd Road, Ribbleton, Preston, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving without insurance and failing to stop after an accident.
He was sentenced to 10 years and six months in prison during a hearing at Preston Crown Court on Friday March 6. He was also disqualified from driving for 15 years.