A BARNSLEY man has been jailed for six years after admitting causing the death of a holiday maker in North Yorkshire.

Steven Hey, 30, of Shelley Drive, Monk Bretton, was involved in a three-car crash on the A64 at Ganton, near Scarborough, which killed 80-year-old Dorothy Brooks, from Hartlepool.

She was a passenger in a grey Ford Mondeo which was towing a caravan at the time of the crash in May last year.

Traffic sergeant Hamish Halloway, of North Yorkshire Police, said: "I am pleased that Steven Hey originally pleaded guilty to causing Mrs Brooks's death by driving dangerously, sparing her family the anguish of sitting through a trial.

"He now has to face up to consequences of his actions and the sentence handed out will give him ample time to reflect on what he has done."