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Central Florida Man Sentenced for Fatal Crash While on Meth

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  • Peter Higgins was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest charges of DUI manslaughter, DUI with serious bodily injury and more.

A Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for causing a fatal crash while high on methamphetamine.

The Ledger reports that 37-year-old Peter Higgins was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to one count of DUI manslaughter, two counts of DUI with serious bodily injury and one count of driving without a license.

Authorities say Higgins was driving on a Lakeland road in February 2017 when he ran a red light and crashed into a truck. One of the truck's passengers, 84-year-old Jack Cairnes, died at the scene. The truck's driver and a passenger in Higgins' car were hospitalized.

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