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Drowsy Driving Claims Life of Man in Northern Kentucky Auto Accident

Posted on Jul 28, 2012

A deadly Northern Kentucky crash occurred last August and claimed the life of a Procter & Gamble executive. The man who was responsible for the wreck recently appeared in a Boone County court to receive his sentencing. 

Vance Coyle, 33, of Independence, KY, pleaded guilty to driving without insurance and reckless homicide. He admitted to the judge in Boone Circuit Court that he caused the crash by driving home tired from work. 

The fatal crash that occurred on August 28, 2011, took place on US 42 and Mount Zion Road. Coyle was traveling in his 2004 Ford Explorer on US 42 when he ran a red light and struck an Audi A4 that was traveling west on Mount Zion Road. Timothy Lane, 32, was driving the car that was hit. Sadly, he died from his injuries.

Almost 10 months later, a judge sentenced Coyle to 180 days in jail, five years of probation, and $1,500 in fines. The judge is allowing Coyle to take part in a work release program while he serves his jail time so that he can provide for his children.

Lori Lane, the victim’s wife, told reporters, “Driving while exhausted is so dangerous. It’s as dangerous as drinking while driving or texting while driving, I mean somebody ultimately was killed here.”  

Following this tragic Boone County car crash, our Northern Kentucky accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson would like to remind all drivers to stay off the road when feeling drowsy. We would also like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends mourning the loss of Mr. Lane.

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