The widow of a dad-of-two killed by a harmful driver two weeks after getting married has spoken of her heartbreak.
Jevgenijs Kirilliovs, 39, died on November 1 final yr when a lorry being pushed on the fallacious aspect of the highway by Piotr Wierzbicki crashed into his Jaguar X-Sort on the A45 close to Daventry, Northants.
Wierzbicki, 39, of Sank, Poland, pleaded responsible to inflicting demise by harmful driving and was jailed on Friday for 2 years and eight months.
Mr Kirilliovs’ widow Giedre mentioned: “Not solely have I misplaced my husband however I’ve misplaced my soul mate, my greatest pal and the daddy of our two kids.
“Jevgenijs was the best particular person and all three of us by no means went a day doubting his love. He would all the time spend time with us, his household.
“We had been all the time his precedence. We lived our lives for our kids.
“Since his demise, all of us have struggled each minute of on daily basis.
“Now we have gone via hell and again.
“It continuously haunts me that on the time of Jevgenijs’ demise, I used to be not there to consolation him or share a goodbye.
“The loneliness and unhappiness all of us really feel is big.”
Lead investigator, DC Ady Tredwell, from Northamptonshire Police, mentioned: “I’m happy to see Wierzbicki sentenced right now, although no period of time might ever make up for the lack of the much-loved Jevgenijs Kirilliovs.
“The courtroom was actually moved by the readability and honesty of Mr Kirilliovs’ spouse’s assertion this morning – it’s so clear how a lot he’s missed, each second of on daily basis.
“Mr Kirilliovs had his complete life forward of him – he had simply acquired married, had two lovely kids, and plenty to stay up for.
“Wierzbicki’s actions on November 1, 2019, cruelly took this from him eternally.
“This has been a prolonged investigation which I’m glad concluded in a responsible plea so Mr Kirilliovs’ household didn’t need to undergo a trial.
“I hope they will take a small quantity of consolation from this conviction and my ideas will stay with them lengthy after right now.”
Jevgenijs’ sister-in-law Ausra Uzukauskaite mentioned: “It’s extremely tragic. That day he was driving to work was the primary day again to work from his marriage ceremony vacation.
“He was essentially the most wonderful dad. An actual household man. Every little thing was about his children. He was additionally a really wholesome man who beloved the fitness center and taken care of himself.
“He was so pleased at his marriage ceremony simply two weeks earlier than.”
For pleading responsible, Wierzbicki was given a 3rd off, making his sentence two years and eight months, half of which he’ll spend in jail and half of which he’ll spend on licence.
He was additionally disqualified from driving for 40 months.
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