Drunk-driving mother-of-four, 35, who screamed ‘God, why didn’t I put their seat belts on’ after two of her children were killed in M1 crash is sentenced to four years in prison

A drunk mother-of-four who screamed ‘God, why did I not put their seat belts on’ after killing her two children in a crash on the M1 has been jailed for four years.

Mary McCann, 35, was driving her Vauxhall Astra car down the M1 with her two youngsters, Lilly and Smaller in the back of the car, when the vehicle hit a Scania HGV.

The two children, aged four years and 10, were killed instantly in the horrific collision near Milton Keynes, Bucks, shortly after 11pm on August 9 last year.

Earlier the same day, the two children had been pictured together with a balloon in celebration of Smaller’s tenth birthday.

McCann was charged soon after the crash after police discovered she had been drinking.

She was jailed for four years and one month at Aylesbury Crown Court today, having earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence of alcohol.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Jamie Phillips