A van driver who killed a motorcyclist when he drove into the back of his bike on the M4 has been jailed for causing death by dangerous driving. 

Paul Duxbury, 36, had become distracted behind the wheel of his white Volkswagen Transport van on the M4 near Langley on July 5, 2018 and hit the back of a motorcycle. 

The motorcyclist, 46-year-old Eddy Lee from Cookham - who had slowed down due to traffic up ahead - was thrown from the bike before coming to a rest in the road. 

He suffered multiple injuries and sadly passed away on July 13. 

The crash happened between junctions five and six of the busy motorway. 

Duxbury, of Rowland Close, Wallingford, was sentenced to one year and 10 months' in jail at Reading Crown Court on April 12 after pleading guilty to one count of causing death by dangerous driving.

He will also be banned from driving for five years following his eventual release from prison.

Investigating officer PC Jim Lovell of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Three Mile Cross, said: “This is a truly tragic incident that has affected the lives of many people.

“A family has lost a loving husband, father and son as a result of a driver being distracted whilst behind the wheel.

“This case highlights the consequences of driving dangerously and should serve as a reminder to every motorist to drive with the utmost concentration at all times.”