March 7, 2012
After a plea agreement was reached with prosecutors in the Henry County Court, a 27-year-old Indianapolis, Indiana, man received a three-year sentence in connection with a DWI crash he caused that injured a woman and killed her unborn child. According to reports from the Courier-Times, as part of the agreement, the man will only serve two-years of home detention, one year of which was suspended, followed by another year of probation.
The accident occurred on November 23, 2009, along Interstate-70. It was there that the man was driving a rental truck east when he accidentally swerved across the median and struck a westbound Honda CRV. The 32-year-old woman driving the small SUV was taken to Methodist Hospital to undergo surgery to repair a broken leg. The woman was also seven-months pregnant at the time of the crash and eventually lost the child due to complications caused by the accident.
The man was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter, but the charges were reduced to causing serious bodily injury while under the influence of a Schedule I controlled substance.
In addition to his house arrest and probation, the man was also ordered by the judge to pay all court costs and to attend a victim impact panel.
The Indianapolis Car Accident Attorneys with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers hope that this conviction will help bring peace and closure to the woman who was injured and lost her child in this tragic accident.