- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) - A Blount County man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for going more than 100 miles per hour in a 2014 crash that killed one of his passengers.

Al.com (https://bit.ly/2agUbHL ) reports that 25-year-old Tyler L. Reynolds was sentenced Wednesday after being convicted of reckless murder in April in the death of 20-year-old Melissa Gilbert of Remlap.

The crash occurred at about 1:15 a.m. on June 1, 2014 in Oneonta when the vehicle left the roadway, hit multiple trees and rolled several times.

Another passenger in the vehicle, Philip Pearson, testified that just moments before the crash, he screamed for Reynolds to slow down while putting on his seat belt.

Witnesses testified that Reynolds went home, took a shower, and went to bed without reporting the wreck.



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