- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A 40-year-old Saltillo man pleaded guilty to DUI death in Lee County Circuit Court and will spend the next 10 years in prison.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1JWrZ8N) Phillip Andrew Lyle admitted Thursday that he was impaired and behind the wheel in August 2014 when his vehicle slammed into the rear of the car driven by Robert Bruce Smith IV.

Smith had just left a family dinner and was driving home along U.S. Highway 45 in Saltillo shortly before midnight on Aug. 12, 2014.

Authorities say Lyle, who was estimated to be doing more than 100 mph at the time of impact, lost his left arm in the crash and spent weeks in the hospital recuperating.


Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com

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