Man jailed after friend died in Wolverhampton collision
A Wolverhampton motorcyclist has been jailed for the death of his pillion passenger who was flung from his motorbike in a high-speed collision.
Nash Dupree-Moseley, with his friend as a passenger, was travelling along Bradley Lane, Wolverhampton on the evening of Wednesday 17 April, at speeds nearly double the limit with no headlight, when he collided with a Ford Galaxy pulling out of a side road.
The impact of the collision caused his passenger to be flung from the bike and, despite the best efforts of medical professionals, the 20-year-old was pronounced dead the scene.
Cowardly 22-year-old Dupree-Moseley failed to check on his friend’s condition and ran from collision. He later presented at hospital for injuries obtained in the collision, provided his brother’s details and claimed he had been assaulted.
Officers quickly tracked him down, and the following morning (18 April) he was arrested and later charged.
At Wolverhampton Crown Court on Thursday 23 May, Dupree-Moseley, of Slim Avenue, Wolverhampton, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and was today (31 May) sentenced to six years and eight months in prison. On release he will be disqualified from driving for nine years and 10 months.
Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said, “This was a cowardly act by Dupree-Moseley who chose to ride a motorbike, which was later discovered to have been stolen, in an extremely dangerous manner.
“Tragically his friend suffered the consequences for his actions and was killed.
“We hope this sentence provides some comfort to the family of the victim."