LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A 25-year-old woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison in the death of a truck driver who died in a fiery crash on Interstate 440 in Little Rock.
Leigh Veronica Miller pleaded guilty to manslaughter last week in the death of 60-year-old Terry Harrell of Jacksonville. Miller's trial had been set to begin Wednesday. Miller will serve a two-year suspended sentence following her release from prison.
Arkansas State Police said that Harrell was driving a semitrailer eastbound on the interstate in March 2014 when Miller, who was driving backward, struck him with her vehicle. Police say a second truck driver was injured when his vehicle was struck by Harrell's semitrailer after its collision with Miller.