Tennessee man sentenced for deadly car wreck

Whenever a car accident ends with deadly results, there may be an investigation into exactly what happened. Such investigations can lead to criminal charges against a driver. One Tennessee man is waiting to hear if a plea deal will be accepted after being arrested for his involvement in a drunk driving car wreck that took the life of a father and left a boy brain-damaged.

The accident occurred last summer. A man was traveling on the highway and crossed the center line of the road. The ensuing collision injured a number of people. One man was killed, and his son suffered a brain injury. The driver who purportedly caused the wreck was said to be under the influence of crack cocaine and Valium.

A plea deal before a judge can result in the man getting a 20 year prison sentence. If accepted, the man may be eligible for parole after six years. The man is noted to have five previous DUI convictions. The family of the man who died and the child who is still struggling with a brain injury spoke out about their disapproval of the possible plea deal.

While the man may serve jail time related to his role in the deadly car wreck, the family of the father and child might also have other options to pursue. In Tennessee, the family may have cause to file a wrongful death and injury suit against the man in a civil court. A successful civil complaint may help the family garner monetary damages that could help them deal with ongoing medical care for the child and other expenses related to the car wreck.

Source: wate.com, "5 time DUI offender accused in deadly Knoxville crash may get plea deal with parole eligibility after 6 years", April 22, 2014

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