PA Man Gets 5 to 12 Years in Methadone Crash That Killed 2

Mar 6, 2013

A western Pennsylvania man who had been treated at a methadone clinic shortly before a crash that killed an elderly couple has been sentenced to five to 12 years in prison.

Forty-two-year-old Michael Sherwood of Northern Cambria pleaded guilty in Cambria County last month to homicide by vehicle, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and aggravated assault in the September 2010 crash that killed 76-year-old Richard Davis and 69-year-old Lois Davis.

Authorities said Sherwood had received a methadone treatment hours earlier and was under the influence of that and other prescription drugs.

For the dozen years of incarceration and probation, he's barred from drug or alcohol use or entering an establishment serving alcohol.

Sherwood apologized to the victims' relatives, saying "It is my fault. I am truly sorry."

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