8-year sentence for fatal crash into apartment

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (AP) -- An East Tennessee woman who pleaded guilty to crashing a pickup truck into an apartment, killing a 71-year-old man in his bed, apologized to the victim's family before being sentenced to eight years in jail.

Twenty-five-year-old Ashley Dawn Langworthy of Jonesborough tearfully apologized Monday at her sentencing in Washington County.

The Johnson City Press reported that Glenn Edward Smith's oldest son, James Smith, told the judge his father would have forgiven Langworthy. He said he wanted to see Langworthy pay but not be destroyed.

Langworthy pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.

Records show she had a blood alcohol content of 0.18 after drinking two margaritas, three shots of tequila and two other alcoholic beverages. The presumed intoxication level is 0.08.

The judge allowed Langworthy to remain free until Dec. 26.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 135121638 - local8now.com/a?a=135121638