A man has been jailed following a collision in Harwich last year in which a “devoted wife” and “a loving, adoring mum” died
Piotr Bebacz of Kent Road, Huntingdon, was jailed for 40 months for causing death by dangerous driving when he appeared for sentencing at Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday 13 December. He was also given an extended period of disqualification of four years.
The 38-year-old had plead guilty to the charge at his first appearance at the same court in November 2022.
Officers were called to a collision involving a Suzuki Ignis and a Bebacz’s Mercedes Sprinter van on A120 near Harwich shortly after 6.45am on Saturday 11 December 2021.
Sadly, Nicola Frost, 40, from Ramsay died at the scene.
Nicola’s family paid tribute at the time describing her as an ‘adoring mum’ and a ‘loyal and supportive friend’.
"A devoted wife and loving, adoring mum"
In a statement, her family said:
“On the morning of Saturday, 11 December 2021, our darling Nicola was tragically taken from us in a collision on the A120 whilst on her way to work.
“She was a devoted wife to Michael, and a loving, adoring mum to her beloved Richard and Rhianna. Nicola was always there whenever anyone needed her and was a loyal and supportive friend to many.
“Nicola was passionate about her work as a Healthcare Assistant and to those that she lovingly cared for.
“Home was where Nicola’s heart was and her children were her life. She was extremely proud of her children’s achievements and they continue to be her greatest legacy.
“She will be greatly missed by all that had the privilege of knowing her.”
DC Alan Lamb from Essex Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, investigating the collision, said:
“Today, my thoughts are with Nicola’s family and friends who have endured the last year without her.”