A pregnant Hollyoaks actor was killed when a selfish motorist, driving at speeds of 123mph, ploughed into her on May 13.
Adil Iqbal was filming a video on his phone when he struck Frankie Julia Hough with his BMW while driving on the M66 in Manchester.
Frankie, who was 17 weeks pregnant at the time, was travelling with her sons Thomas, nine and Rocky, two, along with nephew Tobias, four.
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The 38-year-old’s vehicle suffered a punctured tyre and was forced to pull over.
Iqbal lost control of his BMW, while travelling more than 50mph above the speed limit, and slammed into Frankie’s stopped Skoda Fabia.
Frankie was on the phone with her father at the time, who told the court that heard her “blood-curdling scream”.
The mum suffered brain injuries and passed away in hospital two days later, and tragically, Neeve's heart was still beating when doctors turned her life support off.
Thomas and Tobias were rushed to the hospital by air ambulance and suffered long-lasting skull and spinal injuries, but luckily Rocky was left relatively unhurt.
Adil Iqbal was arrested at the scene and pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and two offences of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and has been jailed for 12 years.
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Sentencing him at Manchester Minshull Court, Judge Maurice Greene said: "Ms Julia Hough did not return from the journey.
"She was killed as a result of the most indescribably reckless driving by you, Adil Iqbal, leading to the devastation of a family.
"And furthermore, as a result of your driving, Tommy and Tobias were very seriously injured. The manner of your driving was clear for all to see."
Iqbal was disqualified from driving for 14 years. He is also required to take an extended retest when he becomes eligible to drive again.
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Frankie's dad, Frank Hough, broke down several times while giving a moving statement about the loss of his daughter.
He said: "Frankie Julia Hough was my daughter, my hero, the kind of human being you can only wish to be.
"But the kind of human being that we should aspire to be. She was warm, caring, humble, involved and dignified.
"My oldest daughter [was] born into this world by an emergency caesarean. From that day on Frankie became my priority, my reason –my reason behind every decision I made. My reason for being.
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"She has now been needlessly and thoughtlessly ripped away from me. I have no idea how my life will be without Frankie.
"I should have been able to protect my little girl. I now know what it means to have your heart broken. It hurts more deeply than I could have ever imagined.
"I have lost one of the most precious things in my life."
Frankie played Jess Holt in Hollyoaks in early 2000 when she was a teenager, and she went on to become good friends with her co-star Paul Danan.
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