Kennedy Lucas Biography — Wiki
Kennedy Lucas is a learner driver who allegedly killed a young woman in a hit-and-run while ‘showing off’ before swapping seats with her boyfriend so he could drive the car away and has been jailed. Lucas also lied to police and hid her car keys in a bid to cover her tracks after fatally injuring 20-year-old Krystal Hamilton on February 6 this year.
Tragic Krystal was on a short walk back from a Co-Op store and was less than 50 meters from home when she was mowed down in Grange Park, Northampton.
Kennedy Lucas Age
Kennedy Lucas, of Luton, is 24 years old while his boyfriend Vinny Guess is 28 years old.
Kennedy Lucas killed a young woman in a hit-and-run while ‘showing off’
Kennedy Lucas and her partner Vinny Guess tried to cover up their actions instead of calling for help while Krystal lay badly injured in the road. The ‘devious couple’ swapped seats so Guess could drive off while Lucas stayed behind and lied to residents, telling them there had been an accident she wasn’t involved in.
A court heard Lucas had convinced her boyfriend to let her have a go driving his car so she could ‘show off’ what she had learned in just five unofficial lessons with family.
She later told police in an interview: ‘I just wanted to have a little play around. But playing around has consequences.’
Lucas lost control of the Volkswagen Passat just as Krystal was walking home after going to the shops at around 11 pm. When she tried to brake, she pressed down on the accelerator and sped up before colliding with Krystal, who fell to the pavement and suffered a fatal head injury.
Unable to stop, Lucas also careered across a grass verge in a complete circle and crashed into a wall, causing an estimated £11,000 of damage.
During this time, Krystal had been rushed to University Hospital Coventry with severe injuries.
What we know so far about Kennedy Lucas
Kennedy Lucas admitted causing death by careless driving and perverting the cause of justice and was jailed for 30 months on Friday.
She was also disqualified from driving for 18 months at Northampton Crown Court.
Guess, of Houghton Regis, Beds. was jailed for 20 months after pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice.
Lucas then stood by and tried to flag down a car and did not check on Krystal.