On Wednesday, a Madison County Court, Illinois, sentenced a man to prison for killing a woman in the county while operating a vehicle under the influences of drugs. Frank L. Hollenback IV, 30, of Granite, would spend the next 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
State Attorney, Tom Gibbons, said in a press briefing that the accident was a senseless and tragic reminder of the dangers of driving under the influence. He added that an innocent victim lost her life due to the selfish, unforgivable actions of the defendant.
Gibbons noted that while they cannot replace the victim, or fully heal the pain of the people who loved her, they can ensure Hollenback remains locked up and unable to hurt anyone else for a long time. The accident report showed that the man killed Dora E. Greer, 70, on the evening of October 19th, 2019.
Facts from the report revealed that the victim was heading to the store when the man’s vehicle struck hers. Medics airlifted the woman to a St. Louis hospital, where she died less than a day later, and the police arrested the then-suspect.
Lab tests showed that Hollenback had in his system at the time of the crash fentanyl, alprazolam, amphetamine, methamphetamine, and tramadol. The State Attorney’s Office charged him with three aggravated driving under the influence resulting in death. He pleaded guilty to one of the counts, hence his 12 years sentence. There is no additional information.
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