According to ABC News, Steven Johnson, 45, of Houston, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to a count of second-degree murder and two counts of involuntary while driving under the influence back in March.
Johnson was sentenced to 14.5 years in prison for the murder count and nearly 3.5 years for each of the involuntary manslaughter counts.
An investigation of the 2016 crash concluded that Johnson was driving a large box truck on Interstate 70 when he crossed over the median and struck a passenger car head-on. 26-year-old Jessica Michelle Thompson was killed in the crash along with her two children, Jaydon Allan Thompson, 6, and Leah Michelle Thompson, 5.
According to the National Academies, alcohol-impaired driving remains the deadliest and costliest danger on the roadways. The following statistics on alcohol-impaired driving are provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Academies.
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