Krystal Hamilton Biography — Wiki
Krystal Hamilton is a young woman who was allegedly killed by learner driver Kennedy Lucas 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 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.
Krystal Hamilton Age
Krystal Hamilton was 20 years old at the time of her death.
Krystal Hamilton killed by Kennedy Lucas in a hit-and-run and ‘showing off’ time
Lucas and her partner Vinny Guess tried to cover up their actions instead of calling for help while Krystal Hamilton 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.
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.
The next day Lucas and Guess saw a Facebook post asking about a ‘girl at the scene who saw everything and left’ and knew people were ‘looking for them’.
They turned themselves in that morning 12 hours after the crash while Krystal died ten days later in hospital with her mother beside her.
What we know so far about Krystal Hamilton
Mother Anne-Marie Hamilton bravely took to the stand in court and held up a lock of Krystal’s hair – telling the pair: ‘This is all I have left of my daughter.’Less than 10 seconds after the impact, Guess climbed into the Passat’s driving seat, left Lucas at the scene, and drove away.
‘She was only 20 but she was a fighter. She gave it her all. However, in the early hours of February 16, she was taken for emergency surgery.’
‘Her heart was exhausted and it started to fail.’