Driver hands himself into police after killing popular vet nurse in tragic crash

A man who went on the run after being convicted of killing a popular veterinary nurse in a head on crash has handed himself into police.

Vytautas Kiminius, drove a Range Rover Sport on the wrong side of the road around a bend in Peterborough in 2018 when it collided with Rachel Radwell's car.

Rachel, 46, from Yaxley, suffered serious injuries and died in hospital.

He was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving and had been released on court bail earlier this year.

Kiminius, 35, did not attend his sentencing at Peterborough Crown Court on May 14, and was jailed in his absence.

But he handed himself into Thorpe Wood Police Station in the early hours of October 30 and will now begin serving his prison sentence of four years and six months, Cambridgeshire Police said.

Sergeant Mark Dollard from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "Kiminius was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving following trial, but instead of facing justice he decided to go on the run with his family after being granted court bail.

"We worked tirelessly with other agencies to track him down and following various news stories a number of new leads from the public were followed."

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He added: "I am in no doubt Kiminius felt this pressure and handed himself in.

"I hope Rachel Radwell's family can now truly feel they have gained justice.

"I personally want to thank them for their patience and dignity through what I can only imagine is a really difficult period."

In a statement, the family of Rachel Radwell said: "We are extremely relieved and pleased to hear that Kiminius has been found and will serve his sentence for Rachel's death.

"We would like to thank the police for all their hard work behind the scenes. It means we can finally try to move forward and remember all the positive and wonderful things about Rachel instead of dwelling on the accident.

"Justice will finally be served for us as a family."

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