Man convicted for drunken driving sentenced to 13 years for deadly wrong-way crash in Lake County

Man convicted for drunken driving sentenced to 13 years for deadly wrong-way crash in Lake County

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (WOIO) - The man convicted for causing a crash that killed a 32-year-old woman learned his fate from a Lake County judge.

Donnell Ferguson II was sentenced to a minimum of 13 years in prison, with a maximum penalty of 17 years that could be imposed.

Ferguson pleaded guilty to charges that include aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault, and operating a vehicle while impaired in connection to the May 2019 crash on I-271 in Willoughby Hills.

He was 24 years old at the time of the crash.

Crash investigators say 32-year-old Skye Brown, who was seated in the SUV that was struck by Ferguson, was killed.

Skye Brown, 32, was killed when the car she was riding in was struck by a drunk driver in Willoughby Hills.
Skye Brown, 32, was killed when the car she was riding in was struck by a drunk driver in Willoughby Hills.

Members of Brown’s family spoke on Tuesday at Ferguson’s sentencing, saying that they don’t believe his apology was sincere.

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Four other people in the SUV, including two children under the ages of 11 years old, were injured.

Ferguson’s driver’s license has also been revoked for the rest of his life as part of the punishment.

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