Man gets 8 years for woman’s death in drug-related crash

November 6, 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 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 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.

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