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Truckie dodges jail over fatal NSW crash

AAP logoAAP 16/09/2016

A NSW truck driver who ploughed into the back of a stationary car, killing a teenage girl, has avoided a jail sentence.

Steven Barnett will instead serve a two-year sentence in the community under an intensive correction order for the May 2014 crash that killed student Bree Standford on the NSW Central Coast.

Barnett, 43, hugged his wife in the Sydney District Court on Friday after Judge Dina Yehia sentenced him.

The father admitted to taking his eyes off the Pacific Motorway to admire the view over the Hawkesbury River at Mooney Mooney before hitting the car, which had stopped with engine trouble, at speed.

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