Teenager Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Killing Elderly Couple In Crash
A teenager, who was found to have been smoking a synthetic marijuana while driving, has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing an elderly couple in June 2012. The eighteen-year-old man pled guilty to the manslaughter charges, as well as to the drug possession charges, according to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website.
The crash involved a seventy-five-year-old man, and his seventy-year-old wife, who were driving their Lexus on a short trip home from the grocery store. The couple was well-loved in the community, and offered their services as volunteers in several places. The man responsible for the crash was reported to have been driving around for hours. He was traveling well above the posted 55mph speed limit, and went through a red light at over 80mph when the car accident occurred.
This unfortunate accident resulted in the death of two wonderful people, and their presence in the community is greatly missed. Unfortunately, these types of crashes are all too common in the St. Louis area.
As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, it’s our goal to provide the legal services you need if you or someone you love is ever injured or killed in a car accident because of the negligence of someone else. An attorney will ensure that your rights are protected, and fight hard for the compensation you deserve.