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A teenage driver responsible for the death of nine people in a tollway crash in 2010 has been handed a two-year prison sentence, suspended for three years. 

Thongphun Panthong, the mother of one of nine people killed in a road crash caused by an underage driver in 2010, cries after hearing the court’s verdict yesterday. The court handed a suspended two-year jail sentence to the car driver, Orachorn Thephasadin Na Ayudhya. KOSOL NAKACHOL

The Central Juvenile and Family Court yesterday gave the sentence to Orachorn "Praewa" Thephasadin Na Ayudhya, 18, whose sedan collided with a passenger van on the Don Muang tollway in December 2010, killing nine of the passengers. She was just 16 at the time, making her an underage driver.

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