Wichita Man Sentenced For Car-Horse Crash

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP)-- A Wichita man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for fleeing a hit-and-run accident that killed a man on horseback.

The rider, 51-year-old Lloyd Ferguson, died after his horse was hit by a car the night of July 5, 2013. A 6-year-old boy riding with Ferguson was seriously injured, and the horse had to be euthanized.

A Sedgwick County judge on Tuesday sentenced 26-year-old George Childers to 28 months in prison, followed by 12 months of probation. Childers pleaded guilty earlier to leaving an accident scene and interfering with law enforcement.

A storm had cut power to streetlights in the area. KWCH-TV reports Childers apologized Tuesday to the victims and said the lack of streetlights had made it difficult to see the horse and riders.

Posted by Greg Palmer


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