Man Who Admitted Using Meth Sentenced in Fatal W. Va. Wreck

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia man who admitted using methamphetamine before causing a fatal accident has been sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.

News outlets report 50-year-old Timothy Wayne Carper of Charleston was sentenced Wednesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court.

Prosecutors say Carper fled police in a car that struck an ATV last August. The ATV’s driver was seriously injured, and a passenger died a week later. Carper’s car became stuck in a creek in a wooded area, where he was arrested.

Carper was sentenced to up to 15 years for his guilty plea to DUI causing death and up to 10 years for DUI causing serious bodily injury. A judge ordered the sentences to be served consecutively.