On Friday, November 9, 21-year-old Jack Dillon Young was officially sentenced after 13 people were killed in a horrible car crash. Young had pleaded no contest on May 31 for 13 counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault.
Young caused a crash last year in Texas that resulted in the deaths of 13 people who were in a church bus at the time.
According to NBC News, Young was driving a pickup under the influence of a prescription sedative. Additionally, he had smoked marijuana just before getting into his vehicle.
Young’s attorney asked for mercy throughout the case, saying that Young’s doctors should have monitored the young man’s prescription drug use. However, he was still charged and sentenced.
During the trial, Jack Dillon Young told the family and friends of the victims of the attack that he is extremely sorry for their losses and that he should’ve been the one who was killed in the crash.
The 21-year-old was sentenced to 55 years in the Texas Department of Corrections. According to reports, the young man will have to serve at least half of his sentence before he would be eligible for parole.
Please be praying for everyone involved in this tragedy. Even though the crash took place several months ago, this new sentencing is sure to cause additional pain for everyone involved. Share your prayers here. In other recent news, Duchess Kate absolutely shines in a teal gown that she had previously worn in 2012.