Driver who killed boy avoids jail

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A WOMAN whose Range Rover killed a boy aged nine has been spared jail.

Ethan Owens suf­fered head, pelvis, and spinal in­juries af­ter be­ing hit by Zoe Ben­ni­son’s Range Rover.

Thee boy died eight days later in hos­pi­tal when his life sup­port ma­chine was turned off.

Ben­ni­son, 26, of Hartle­pool, Co Durham, ad­mit­ted caus­ing death by dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

Teesside crown court sen­tenced her to nine months in prison but sus­pended it for 18 months.

She was also banned for two years for Fe­bru­ary’s tragic ac­ci­dent in the town.

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