Man pleads guilty, sentenced to prison for crash that killed his mother

Published: Nov. 18, 2019 at 5:52 PM EST
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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.

November 18

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

. 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.

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