30-year sentence for drunk driving crash that killed 4

Published 9:38 am Tuesday, January 25, 2022

POPLARVILLE (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to serve 30 years in prison for a drunk-driving crash that killed four people.
The Sun Herald reports that Tara Leigh Cox was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty Friday to four counts of felony Driving Under the Influence.
Judge Claiborne McDonald sentenced Cox to serve 60 years — with 30 years suspended. Four people died and three were injured in the head-on crash on Highway 53 in Pearl River County around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018.
“This case exemplifies how the extremely poor decision to drive after drinking can result in the tragic loss of life,” District Attorney Hal Kittrell said.

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