- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama woman has been convicted in the 2013 death of a Georgia man who was trimming trees on the side of Highway 79 in Adamsville.

Al.com reports (https://bit.ly/2dJH3Ah) Sandy Oglesby, of Cordova, was found guilty of negligent homicide and first-degree assault in the death of 48-year-old Kevin Eugene Gates of the Atlanta suburb of Chamblee.

Gates worked for Dixie Tree- a company under contract with the state to remove brush and trees. He was working at the location on Highway 79 on Nov. 16, 2013 when a car swerved into the closed right lane.

The vehicle struck multiple orange cones before hitting Gates and a pickup truck he was standing near.

Oglesby will be sentenced Nov. 21.

Her attorney, Philip Petersen, said he was disappointed by last week’s verdict.


Information from: The Birmingham News, https://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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