- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

MADISON, W.Va. (AP) - A motorist who was high on methamphetamine when his truck crashed and killed four people has been sentenced to life in prison.

Media outlets report 41-year-old Frank Thompson of Danville was sentenced Tuesday in Boone County Circuit Court to life with mercy, meaning he would be eligible for parole after serving 15 years.

Thompson was convicted in March on multiple counts including DUI causing death, negligent homicide and child neglect causing death.

Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Barker has said a toxicology report showed Thompson was high on methamphetamine during the September 2014 crash on U.S. Route 119 in Danville. Four others in the truck were killed - 5-year-old Alyssa Bowman, 1-year-old Nathaniel Thompson, the children’s mother, Betty Holstein, and family friend Rebecca Bias.



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