A MAN who struck and killed an innocent woman when he drove his car at a group of people in Shepparton has been jailed for nine years.Nathan Aaron Scott, 20, was significantly affected by alcohol and angry after a fight when he drove at the group outside a party in Shepparton in March last year.
Moments earlier he had yelled out the window of the car, "I'm going to kill him" and "Come on dog, come and get me", the Victorian Supreme Court in Shepparton heard today.
He then did a U-turn and drove at the group.
Scott's car struck Brea McLaren, 34, who was thrown into the air and hit the bonnet of another vehicle parked in the street.
Ms McLaren died in hospital.
Scott, of Shepparton, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and failing to stop after an accident.
Sentencing him, Justice David Beach said it was a serious example of manslaughter by criminal negligence.
He said Scott's conduct after the collision, when he left the scene and made a statement to police claiming another person had been the driver, demonstrated an initial lack of remorse.
Justice Beach said Ms McLaren was much loved and would be missed by her family.
"Nothing I say, and no sentence I impose, can or will assuage their entirely justified feelings of grief, outrage, anger and loss at what you have done, and at what has occurred," Justice Beach said.
"There is simply no equating the loss of a human life with any period of years of imprisonment that I might or can impose on you."
Justice Beach ordered Scott to serve at least six years in prison before being eligible for parole.