Hamilton street racer Dylan Cossey sentenced

A street racer found guilty of manslaughter for the deaths of four people near Hamilton Airport has been sentenced to one year home detention.

Dylan Cossey, who was in his late teens at the time of the crash in June 2016, was also sentenced to 400 hours of community service on Friday and is disqualified from driving for seven years.

The crash caused the deaths of Hannah Lei Strickett-Craze, 24, Paul De Silva, 20, Lance Robinson, 28, and Jason McCormick Ross, 19. It is estimated both cars were speeding at more than 150km/h.

Cossey fled the scene of the crash with Stephen Jones, 20, who was in the passenger seat.

Cossey was found guilty of manslaughter in the Hamilton High Court earlier this year. He was also found guilty of injuring the driver of a van, which the car he was racing crashed into.

Jones was found not guilty on all counts of manslaughter. He was, however, found guilty of failing to stop and perverting the course of justice.