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Driver pleads guilty in crash that killed son of a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputy

Will serve ten years in prison
Posted: 12:20 PM, Nov 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-13 18:59:55Z
Guilty plea in crash that killed deputy's son
Guilty plea in crash that killed deputy's son

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.-- The driver of a deadly hit and run that killed the son of a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputy pleaded guilty in court Tuesday morning. 

Jacob Gordon will serve 10 years in prison. 

He was charged with DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of a deadly crash.

24-year-old Jason Laux died after he was rear-ended by Gordon while driving in Loxahatchee in August of 2017.

After the crash, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Gordon ran from the crash. He was found a few blocks away hiding under someone's car.

Gordon's license was also suspended for life.