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Woman who killed Rainham man in Canada will be sentenced today

By KentOnline reporter

A motorist who caused the death of a Medway man in Canada has been told to expect a jail sentence.

Chris Pollitt died in June 2015 when his car was hit by another vehicle driven by Cinzia Marson, 34.

The former RAF serviceman had served two tours of Afghanistan and had moved to Canada after finding love.

Christopher Pollitt in his RAF uniform

Christopher Pollitt in his RAF uniform

He was working as a security officer and responding to an alarm at a school when Marson’s car ploughed into him near Beiseker, Alberta.

The 31-year-old’s family were in court in Calgary yesterday, when Justice Beth Hughes said the single mother would be jailed.

Sentence was then postponed until this afternoon Canadian time.

The former Howard School pupil’s dad, Stuart Pollitt, owner of Rainham Electrics, told the court how the tragedy had affected the family.

He said: “Our tremendous agony is profound at how our son was killed, not in a war zone but in your peaceful countryside. How could this be?

“You do feel pain between each heartbeat and you can feel that your heart is truly broken.

Christopher Pollitt and his girlfriend Meagan Rodi in Canada when she graduated

Christopher Pollitt and his girlfriend Meagan Rodi in Canada when she graduated

“Chris’s journey has ended. He would be gutted that he never reached his destination.”

The collision wasn’t Marson’s first driving offence.

She had been fined three times for speeding, failing to properly stop at a stop sign and failing to safely proceed onto a highway.

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