Life sentence for Oklahoman in wrong-way crash fatal to 6-year-old
The Associated Press - August 25, 2018 9:32 am
(Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Edmond man has been sentenced to life in prison for the death of a 6-year-old boy in a wrong-way collision in 2015.
Court records show 48-year-old Kelly Waldon Corn was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in March to second-degree murder, driving under the influence, possession of methamphetamines, and other charges.
Prosecutors say Corn had meth and pain killers in his system at the time of the Easter Sunday crash on the Kilpatrick Turnpike that killed Saxton Watley.
The Oklahoman reports that Corn apologized to the boy’s parents and now-12-year-old brother, saying he understands their anger toward him.
Police say Corn drove about one mile east in the westbound lanes of the turnpike before colliding with the vehicle carrying the boy.
Corn will be eligible for parole when he is in his 80’s.