Drunk Driver Who Killed Georgia Family Gets 20 Years in Prison

The driver of a 2005 pickup that slammed into the rear of a 1994 pickup, killing all five occupants in a fiery crash, pled guilty to vehicular homicide charges and received a 20 year sentence for his role in the Georgia car accident. The at-fault driver had a blood alcohol content of .18, more than twice the legal limit in Louisiana, at the time of the rear-end collision.

The October 2009 crash immediately killed the youngest victim, a 2-year-old girl. The four others in the crash, a 54-year-old woman and her two daughters 27-years-old and 35-years-old and her son 22-years-old. The accident occurred along Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge during stopped traffic at 2 a.m. All members of the family were trapped inside the cab of the burning truck, suffering extensive third-degree burns.

The 32-year-old driver has since apologized for the crash and the pain and suffering caused as a result of the fatal car accident. He has also since become an ordained minister. The man refused to plead to lesser charges for his role in the impaired driving crash.

In a sad twist to the fatal car crash, the driver of the 2005 truck was released only two days prior to the accident from pretrial diversion program for a first-offense DWI in 2009.

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