A speeding driver has been told he must live with the consequences of his actions for the rest of his life after the tragic death of a popular roofer.

Cyclist Brent Jelley, 23, collided with a Ford Fiesta driven by Halstead resident Joshua Rumble, in Swan Street, Sible Hedingham on October 21, 2012.

An inquest into Mr Jelley’s death on Wednesday heard the Fiesta was travelling at 40mph in a 30mph zone, but Mr Rumble has not faced criminal action.

The cyclist was treated by ambulance crews at the scene before being rushed to Broomfield Hospital, in Chelmsford, where he died the next day.