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28th June, 2018

Driver jailed over fatal crash

An unspecified court on Wednesday handed down a 7.5-year jail term to the man who, according to the indictment, caused a fatal accident while driving under the influence on Szentendrei út on March 18, 2017.

Instead of the permitted 70 kilometre per hour speed, the man was driving at 165-170 kilometres per hour when he slammed into a car waiting at a red light, killing two of its occupants instantly.

One of them was 21-year-old world junior kayak champion Richárd Janza.

The court also banned the culprit from public affairs for five years and gave him a lifetime ban on driving.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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