Sheffield United striker Jordan Robertson has been jailed for 32 months after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.
The 21-year-old, who was also banned from driving for five years, hit a Ford Galaxy driven by Omar Mohamed on the southbound carriageway of the M1 near Lutterworth in Leicestershire at about 2.50pm on Christmas Day.
After the crash Mr Mohamed, 38, from Leicester, was airlifted to Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, but died at 4.15pm on Boxing Day with his wife at his side. Nobody else was injured in the crash.
Robertson was on loan at Southampton when the crash happened.
He later told police he had been trying to change songs on his iPod in the black Mercedes CLC 180 sport car when he ploughed into the father-of-five.
A Sheffield United spokesman said on Friday: "The club's thoughts are still primarily with the family of the victim at the moment but at the moment it is too early to say anything else."
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