Corey Davies has been sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for causing the death of Raquel Louise Davies and Lee Martin Jenkins by dangerous driving.
Davies from Tonyrefail, Porth was also disqualified from driving for a period of 5 years and will then have to sit an extended re–test.
The 20-year-old was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court today, Friday 1st August.
The incident took place on Saturday 7th June when Davies drove his BMW 1 series convertible through the village of Gilfach Goch before joining the A4093 towards Tonyrefail. He lost control of the vehicle at high speed in poor weather conditions and it left the road colliding with a tree. Both Lee and Raquel died at the scene of the collision.
Lee, aged 25, and Raquel, aged 23, were a couple from the local area and leave behind their baby son, Harley.
Inspector Carwyn Evans of South Wales Police Roads Policing Unit said: “This was a tragic case and Corey Davies will spend a considerable amount of time in prison. This sentence should be a warning to other drivers”.
“Any driver who gets behind the wheel of a vehicle under the influence of drink or drugs and driving in the manner he did is putting their own life, the lives of other road users, and as we have seen here, the lives of loved ones in grave danger”.
Inspector Evans added: “I would like to thank members of the public for their response to our appeals for information at the time of the incident, and also thank the police family liaison officers who provided support to the families throughout this difficult time”.