LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Updated November 25
A Laurel County man who admitted to causing a deadly crash that killed his mother was sentenced Monday.
Chris Francis pleaded guilty in October to multiple charges, including second-degree manslaughter. He was driving on the wrong side of the road when he hit another car head-on.
Police said bloodwork showed Francis was high on meth at the time of the crash. Francis' mother, Holly Francis, was a passenger in his car and died.
Chris Francis will spend 15 years in prison.
A Southern Kentucky man charged in a deadly crash case will soon be sentenced.
Chris Lee Francis, 37, of East Bernstadt pleaded guilty in Laurel County Circuit Court on October 29, 2019. He pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, second-degree assault, wanton endangerment and third offense of DUI.
The charges are in connection to a crash that happened on September 5, 2018. Police said Francis was driving along Hensley Road when he crossed the centerline and hit another vehicle head-on.
His mother, 60-year-old Holly Francis, was a passenger in the car. She was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in London where she died. The driver of the other vehicle, a two-year-old and an infant were all injured.
The recommended sentences total 15 years. The sentencing is scheduled for November 25, 2019.