Driver Sentenced in Crash that Killed Severn Man
The father of one 18-year-old victim said he has forgiven the driver.
A man convicted of manslaugher following a crash that killed two people last year could serve 18 months in prison after a judged handed down a sentence Wednesday.
Dale Kirk Audet had pleaded guilty to two counts of negligent manslaughter relating to the crash on Lawyers Hill Road in Eklridge. But family members of the two victims said they are working to forgive, Ellicott City Patch reported.
One of the victims was Jonothan Deckman, 18, of Severn.
“I don’t see what good a jail sentence will do,” Jonathon Deckman's father, Brian Deckman said in his testimony before the sentence was given out.
When he went to see Audet in the hospital, Deckman said, “The first thing he said was ‘sorry.’ I told him I forgave him.”
For more details on the sentencing and the crash, read Ellicott City Patch.