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Woman banned after road deaths

PUBLISHED: 11:29 19 June 2002 | UPDATED: 12:07 03 March 2010

A woman who was blamed for the deaths of four people in the wake of an horrific accident on one of the busiest roads in Suffolk has been banned from the roads for 10 years.

A woman who was blamed for the deaths of four people in the wake of an horrific accident on one of the busiest roads in Suffolk has been banned from the roads for 10 years.

Elizabeth McKee was handed one of the longest driving bans ever seen in Suffolk after admitting careless driving which led to the immediate deaths of the two passengers in her car.

The mother of one of the dead men, on hearing of her son's death, collapsed and later died.

And the blameless driver of a parked lorry involved in the A14 carnage later committed suicide.

But despite the harsh penalty – including a £2,000 fine – one family will fight for mandatory drug and alcohol testing on all accident victims.

McKee, who was not expected to live after the accident on October 13, 2000, went untested for both drugs and alcohol because doctors refused to allow blood to be taken while she was unconscious in hospital.

For full details see tonight's Evening Star.

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