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Aurelijus Cielevicius jailed after killing Gedney family in horror crash on A47 outside King’s Lynn

A 39-year-old who took a cocktail of drugs before killing a family of three in a horror crash will spend more than a decade in prison.

Aurelijus Cielevicius, of John Street in Lynn, appeared for sentencing at Norwich Crown Court today, where he was jailed for ten and a half years to be served concurrently. He had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of death by dangerous driving.

This comes after the fatal collision on the A47 Constitution Hill, between Lynn and Middleton, on January 15 which killed Paul James Carter, 41, Lisa Jayne Carter, 49, and her daughter Jade Channelle Mace, 25.

Aurelijus Cielevicius has been jailed for more than a decade. Picture: Norfolk Police
Aurelijus Cielevicius has been jailed for more than a decade. Picture: Norfolk Police

Cielevicius will serve a further four years on extended licence due to the “dangerousness” of his offence, and will be disqualified from driving for 15 years.

Toxicology results taken following the crash had found methylamphetamine, mephedrone and cannabis in his system - as well as other drugs.

Cielevicius was driving a BMW eastbound along the A47 at around 7.40pm on the fateful evening when the Vauxhall Mokka being driven by the victims, who lived in Gedney in Lincolnshire, was travelling in the opposite direction.

Gedney family Jade Mace, Paul Carter and Lisa Carter were killed in the crash
Gedney family Jade Mace, Paul Carter and Lisa Carter were killed in the crash

The BMW was seen by witnesses travelling at speed and going through red traffic lights. Forensic collision investigators were able to determine that its speedometer was stuck at 96mph.

Cielevicius had been overtaking another vehicle, but failed to return to the correct side of the road and crashed into the Vauxhall Mokka. All three occupants were pronounced dead at the scene.

Just minutes before the collision, the BMW had passed a stationary police vehicle at speed on Hardwick Road in Lynn. The officer attempted to capture the speed of the vehicle with a laser device, but was unable to do so.

The officer then put blue lights on the vehicle and left the lay-by to search for the BMW, but it had moved out of sight.

The officer was then deployed to the scene of the crash, arriving at 7.47pm. He found Cielevicius, who was initially assessed as critically injured and sedated due to being agitated and uncooperative.

Later, it was confirmed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital that he had only suffered minor injuries of two broken ribs.

Cielevicius was arrested at 1.29am on Monday, January 16 for causing death by dangerous driving.

Summer Mace, whose mother, sister and step-father Paul died in the collision, read a statement out in court today.

She had messaged the three of them in their family group chat to ask if they were okay, not realising they had been already been killed.

She told the court: “For me there is no future – Mum, Paul and Jade were my whole world – they were the glue that held us all together.

“On January 15 you did not just kill three of my family members, you killed and destroyed our entire family members, you killed and destroyed four entire family units.

“You have killed our future lives, thoughts and hopes – as we have none without them. Mum, Paul and Jade were unique, bright, caring and funny and outgoing people.

“Without their presence in our lives, the world is a duller place for everyone.”

Detective Inspector Dave McCormack, from the police’s serious collision investigation unit, added: “This is a horrendous case of a dangerous man who was driving while on a cocktail of drugs.

“His actions have ripped apart a young family leaving destruction in his wake. My condolences go out to the family who are also victims to this atrocious incident, and I thank them for having the courage to stand up and tell the offender how it has affected them.

"In addition to this, the incident was attended to by police, fire and ambulance and left emergency service personnel extremely upset and requiring extra support.”

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