William Beer, 96, appeared at Newport Crown Court on Friday 27 January where he pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

The sentence relates to an incident where a pedestrian was killed in South Wales in 2021.

PC David Thomas from the Serious Collision Investigation team and officer in the case said:

“This is a tragic case that has resulted in the needless loss of a life.

“William Beer’s decision to drive with very poor eyesight has led to the tragic collision causing the death of Illtyd Morgan, who was crossing the road.

“He was left with no option but to plead guilty owing to the overwhelming amount of evidence gathered.

“Our thoughts remain with the family at this time.”

Beer has received a sentence of 28 months in prison after pleading guilty in court.