Imagine leaving your wedding and suddenly losing your new wife or husband in a deadly car accident. That's the tragic story of what happened to this couple who was taking a trip through the New England states. Now, the courts have finally ruled against the man who struck the couple's vehicle.
The news has reported that a New Hampshire man who was accused in a criminal case surrounding the death of a newlywed woman has now been sentenced. According to an article from Dec. 5, the man pleaded guilty to manslaughter and several other charges that stemmed from the car accident and head-on collision that killed the woman in 2013.
The 30-year-old woman and her husband had been in New Hampshire on their honeymoon at the time of the accident. The driver of the other vehicle had been drunk, and he collided with their vehicle head-on. The woman was killed, and her husband was badly injured in the accident.
The 44-year-old driver of the other vehicle pleaded guilty to a total of 14 charges. One of those charges included driving while intoxicated, although his blood alcohol concentration levels were not reported to the media. The news did describe what happened that day; That afternoon, the man had left an American Legion hall in anger, hit four vehicles on his way to Route 4 while driving erratically and then struck the couple's vehicle as he tried to pass another vehicle on the highway. All this took place at around 4:30 p.m. Now, he faces 10 to 30 years in prison.
This accident should have been avoided. If you've lost a loved one or suffered an injury due to a drunk driver, you may want to look into your legal options.
Source: The Star Tribune, "N.H. man sentenced in crash that killed St. Paul newlywed" Dec. 05, 2014