A NORTHOLT driver has been jailed after he struck and killed a pedestrian in Wayfarer Road.

Leon Gregory, 42, of Grange Court, was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court today (4) to a total of six years for causing death by dangerous driving, perverting the course of justice and incitement to supply class A drugs.

He will also be banned from driving for eight years and ten months on his release.

Gregory was driving a black Ford Fiesta without headlights on the evening of Wednesday, February 5. Maya Gurung, 55, was crossing the road when Gregory’s car collided with her.

He initially stopped but then, after turning on his headlights, drove away from the scene, leaving Maya critically injured in the road.

A passing couple called 999 and an ambulance took her to hospital but she died from her injuries the following week.

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The Fiesta was found abandoned in Watery Lane, Northolt. Damage to it matched debris left at the scene of the collision.

Despite denying involvement, Gregory was charged and remanded to prison while awaiting trial.

While in prison, Gregory threatened a prosecution witness and also attempted to have drugs smuggled into prison.

During his trial, Gregory refused to accept any responsibility for his actions, claiming numerous other people could have been responsible.

Det Sgt Matthew Smith said: “Gregory’s selfish and reckless actions have resulted in the death of a much-loved mother and family member.”

Maya’s son, Suman, said in a statement read to court: “The fact there are people out there who want justice for my mom as much as I do makes me believe there are still good people left in this world.”