A man has been jailed after being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.
David Larsen, 38, was sentenced at Chester Crown Court on November 6 following the death of 61-year-old Sue Edwards last year.
On September 20 2012, Larsen had been travelling with two passengers at speed along the A523 London Road, Adlington , in his black Mitsubishi L200 pick-up truck – which was filled with builders waste and tools.
Witnesses said he appeared to lose control and veered across the road into oncoming traffic, colliding head-on with Mrs Edwards black Honda Jazz, before hitting another car.
Larsen, of Lindfield Estate North, Wilmslow , was sentenced to five years behind bars, was banned from driving for five years and ordered to take an extended retest.
PC Anthony Hayhurst said: "This was a tragic, but entirely preventable collision caused by one man?s poor driving.
“The consequences of his driving have brought devastation and unimaginable grief to the family of Mrs Edwards.
“Throughout this case Mr Larson has shown little remorse for his actions.”
Mrs Edwards' family said in a statement: "Sue?s death has left a huge hole in our lives which can never be filled.
“She was so loved, so well respected and at the heart of our family. To have her life cut short in this utterly reprehensible way has been incredibly hard for us to bear.”