A man responsible for a deadly crash was sentenced to prison.
Samantha “Sammie” Thompson was killed when the car in which she was riding crashed on Oct. 16, 2010. Investigators said the driver, Curtis Dozier, had been drinking at the time of the crash.
Thompson was an 18-year-old nursing student at Hocking College.
“Her and her sister had a dream that once they got to their degrees they were going to open their own clinic to help people,” victim’s father Bill Thompson said.
Thompson’s sister, Ashley, went on to get her degree in nursing, an achievement Sammie would not live to see.
“The only thing you have in this world is your family and God,” She said. “Part of that is gone and we're never going to have it back.”
Dozier, 21, covered his face has Thompson’s family tried to put their devastation into words.
“It’s not like the loss of a parent or grandparent,” victim’s mother Michelle Thompson said. “That’s somebody that God gave me.”
When Dozier flipped the car in 2010, his blood alcohol content was .04, below the legal limit for a driver 21 or older. However, Dozier was 19-years-old at the time of the crash.
The judge sentenced Dozier to four and a half years in prison. The Thompson family said that the sentence was fair, but not enough to make it right.
“Curtis Dozier will get to see his family again, we won’t get to see Sammie until the lord takes us home,” Michelle Thompson said.
With good behavior, Dozier has the possibility of early release after six months.
He declined to speak with 10TV.
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