Teen, 19, kills in car crash 24hrs after 142mph boast on Snapchat

Addil Haroon, 19, of Rochdale, sent his friends a photo on snapchat boasting as he hit speeds of 142mph just 24 hours before he killed a motorist when he drove his Audi through a red light.

Victim Joseph Brown-Lartey, 24, a marketing officer who was driving through a green light at the time, suffered massive injuries in the impact and was killed instantly. A police officer at the scene said he had 'never seen such destruction of a vehicle travelling on urban roads'.

Addil was jailed for six years after he admitted dangerous driving, causing death by dangerous driving, causing death whilst unlicensed and causing death whilst uninsured. He was also banned from driving for six years.

Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester was told the tragedy occurred on November 9 last year after Haroon, who was studying for an NVQ in motor vehicle repairs, acquired the £22,000 2013 Audi A6 which Lisa Boocock, prosecuting, described as a 'trophy car, impressive and a powerful car'.

A friend hired it on behalf of Haroon as he only held a provisional licence and he had been giving lifts to a number of his friends.

One, Muhammed Yasin, received social media and text messages from Haroon boasting about his fast driving and, during a journey on the M62 on November 8, noticed the teenager had his mobile phone between his knees and was text messaging whilst driving.

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