Wilmar Big-Rig Driver from Fatality Crash Sentenced to 120 Days in JailJanuary 17th, 2014 by iPhone
Bryant Childs, the driver of the asphalt truck involved in the October 29, 2012 death of Elizabeth Ann Davis at the Wilmar train crossing, was found guilty of negligent homicide and five counts of 2nd degree assault by a Drew County jury in November.
The jury was unable to agree on the sentence, so that decision fell on Judge Bynum Gibson.
Gibson announced, in Circuit Court this week, Childs would be sentenced to 120 days in the Drew County Jail.
The judge explained that the sentence would be reduced by one day for each day that Childs was able to find work (either compensated or volunteer), during his sentence, on a work-release basis.
Gibson explained to the court for this possible reduction in time to be served was based on Childs’ remorse since the time of the accident;
that he willingly spoke to state police investigators the day after the accident without an attorney present;
the emotional effects he has suffered since the fatality crash; and
the fact that the truck’s owner was not charged, either for the condition of the big-rig, or for not providing required documents and maintenance records for the vehicle, during the trial process.
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