BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for getting into a fatal crash with drugs in his system.
The Ledger reports that 40-year-old Oliver Simons Jr. was sentenced last week after pleading no contest to vehicular homicide and four drug-related charges.
Authorities say 31-year-old David Bryan was helping a friend move a disabled car near Lake Wales in March 2016 when Simons hit the car and then hit Bryan. Bryan remained in a coma until he died last year.
Prosecutors say blood samples taken from Simons after the crash showed the presence of methamphetamine and marijuana.