Jail for Ely man who caused his wife’s death in collision on A10

Scene of the A10 collision in which Tania Macedo died

Scene of the A10 collision in which Tania Macedo died - Credit: Archant

An Ely man has been handed a four-year jail term after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

Jose Gomes

Jose Gomes - Credit: Archant

Jose Gomes, 44, of Welland Place, admitted causing the death of his wife Tania Macedo in a collision on the A10 near Stretham, in October 2013.

Ms Macedo, 25, was a passenger in a blue Honda Civic being driven by Gomes, with their then two-year-old daughter a passenger in the rear of the vehicle.

The girl suffered serious injuries, including a broken collar bone, in the incident but recovered following treatment at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge.

The other vehicles involved were a silver Volvo V70 and a blue Renault Megane.


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The driver of the Volvo, a 34-year-old man, was uninjured.

Two passengers in the vehicle, a 38-year-old woman and a seven-year-old boy, both from the Ely area, suffered minor injuries. The driver of the Renault, a second 43-year-old man, was uninjured.

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Following the incident, Gomes was charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Appearing at Cambridge Crown Court, Gomes was also disqualified from driving for five years by Judge Jonathan Howarth.

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