R v Benjamin Lewis

May 10, 2024

Mark Connor prosecuted a Royal Navy officer who killed two young women in a high-speed car crash.

Benjamin Lewis had been driving at up to 93mph minutes before he performed a ‘dangerous’ and illegal overtaking manoeuvre and smashed an oncoming car, killing the driver and her passenger instantly.

Lewis was jailed for 10 years after pleading guilty to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

The case received significant media attention including on the BBC, Sky News, the Mirror and the Daily Mail.