In September 2011, Jonathon Westbrook was driving a semi-trailer on I-80 in Nebraska. He took the exit for Highway 370, ran a red light and crashed into a motorcycle carrying two passengers. Tony Locke survived. His wife Nicole Locke, who Tony had married just 18 months prior to the accident, sustained critical injuries. She was in a coma for a month and died at the hospital. Now her widower has to suffer another shock as Westbrook faces sentencing for the fatal motorcycle crash he caused.
Was this Sentence Enough for a Fatal Motorcycle Crash?
Earlier in November, Westbrook received his sentence. Sarpy County District Court Judge Jeffrey Funke sentenced him to 30 days in the county jail and 24 months of probation. According to the law, Westbrook could have received up to a year in jail. He was on the clock at the time of the accident.
Accidents involving motorcycles and trucks are especially dangerous to motorcycle riders. Motorcycles leave the rider exposed to injuries in accidents, and trucks have immense weight and momentum that often proves deadly to other motorists.
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