Driver Gets Prison for Hitting, Killing Man on Lawn Tractor - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Driver Gets Prison for Hitting, Killing Man on Lawn Tractor

The judge called the 21-year-old's actions "extremely reckless"

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Driver Gets Prison for Hitting, Killing Man on Lawn Tractor
    Getty Images
    (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    A Pennsylvania man who authorities say was driving his pickup truck at 101 mph (163 kph) while under the influence of marijuana when he struck and killed a man riding a lawn tractor says he made a "huge mistake."

    A judge in Montgomery County on Wednesday sentenced Christopher Bailey to 11/2 to 71/2 years in prison. The judge called the 21-year-old's actions "extremely reckless."

    Bailey had pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence of a controlled substance in the 2017 crash that claimed the life of 70-year-old Randall Wampole.

    Wampole's wife, Susan, told the court "one moment we were trimming a bush in our front yard and in a matter of seconds Randy was gone."