TV boss caused death

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A top TV executive has been found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving after he fled the scene of a crash in which a motorcyclist died, according to a report on the BBC's website. Dafydd Evans, 41, pulled out of a junction on the A40 near Dryslwyn crossroads in October 2004. That put his Mercedes in the path of biker Darren Benyon, 24. Mr Benyon - who was riding as part of a group - was catapulted into the undergrowth. His Yamaha burst into flames and he died instantly. Evans - whose company makes programmes for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 - had drunk a pint of Guinness and some red wine before the incident. A police helicopter and tracker dogs were used in a two-hour hunt for Evans after he left the crash scene, the jury at Swansea Crown Court heard. He told the jury the bikes had been going so fast it was 'like standing next to a race track.' His lawyer claimed there was no chance that he had been over the alcohol limit. Sentencing is adjourned.

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