Georgia Man Sentenced in Crash Blamed on Prescription Drug

May 15, 2012

A Georgia man will serve 15 years in prison after being convicted of DUI and homicide by vehicle.

A Pierce County jury has convicted 37-year-old Clinton Deloach Jr. of Patterson of being under the influence of prescription drugs in the wreck that killed 37-year-old Doreen Karen Meyers of Kingsland. Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney Rick Currie said Deloach was under the influence of Fentanyl.

The Florida Times-Union reported that authorities said Meyers, who was a child abuse investigator with the Golden Isles Child Advocacy Center in Brunswick, was driving to Baxley to teach law enforcement officers techniques for interviewing children. Authorities said Deloach passed a logging truck in a rainstorm and crashed into the Ford Crown Victoria that Meyers was driving west between Patterson and Bristol.

Was this article valuable?

Here are more articles you may enjoy.