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Driver gets 8 years for 98-year-old woman's death in drug-related crash

Posted at 5:28 AM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 05:47:33-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a drug-related crash that left a woman dead.

News outlets report that 46-year-old Scott Walker of Deerfield Beach pleaded guilty Monday to DUI manslaughter as part of deal with Palm Beach County prosecutors. He had faced up to 15 years if convicted by a jury.

Authorities say Walker had cocaine, morphine, fentanyl and hydromorphone in his system in October 2014 when he ran a red light at a Delray Beach intersection and crashed into 98-year-old Selma Scott's vehicle.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died several hours later.