- Associated Press - Saturday, June 4, 2016

MACON, Ga. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to four years in prison for the deaths of a woman and their infant daughter when he failed to yield to a train in 2012.

The Telegraph (https://bit.ly/1O8wfJO ) reports that 49-year-old Willie Frank Lyons Jr. was sentenced Friday after he was found guilty last month. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Donnell Reid and her 1-month-old daughter were killed after a train struck a vehicle that Lyons was driving.

Lyons, the child’s father, was trying to cross the Ignico Drive railroad crossing in Warner Robins. Lyons recovered from serious injuries.

Jurors found that Lyons was not impaired at the time of the crash, but Lyons says he used marijuana two days before the crash.

Lyons had two misdemeanor convictions in another state related to driving under the influence.

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