By Lauren Grice
Manchester City player Courtney Meppen-Walter faces 16 months in jail after he was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court for causing two deaths by careless driving.
The 18-year-old was travelling at nearly twice the speed limit when his Mercedes hit a Nissan Micra, killing brother and sister Kulwant Singh and Ravel Kaur.
Ms Kaur’s two teenage sons were also injured in the crash, which took place just after 10pm on September 1st 2012.
Meppen-Walter, of Blackley, Manchester, admitted the offence and was also banned from driving for three years.
Witnesses claimed that shortly before the crash, they saw the Mercedes and a VW Golf engaged in what appeared to be a race along a nearby dual carriageway.
“The driver has taken away my loving husband and father to my two children. Our life has been destroyed,” said Kushwant Kaur, widow of the driver.
“I am pleased that justice has been done and I hope that this will teach him so no family has to go through what myself and my family have been through this past few months.”
Meppen-Walter was previously given six penalty points and a £75 fine after he was caught speeding in March 2012.