A truck driver will spend at least the next 18 months locked up after he hit and killed a young woman while she used a pedestrian crossing on a busy Sydney road.
Danielle McGrath's boyfriend was weeks away from proposing marriage when she was struck on her way to work at Caringbah in November 2016.
Truck driver David William Edward Grice had turned at a busy intersection despite a red arrow signal when he struck Ms McGrath with his tipping truck, which was carrying a load of about 48 tonnes.
In the NSW District Court on Friday, Judge Peter Maiden sentenced Grice to a maximum of 31-and-a-half months in jail with a non-parole period of 18 months.
Judge Maiden said the consequences of Grice's offending would not go away for the family, who had lost "a young woman in the prime of her life".
He will be eligible for parole in August 2019.
Australian Associated Press