DUI manslaughter, 12 years in prison

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- After pleading guilty to a charge of DUI Manslaughter, 33-year-old Tirell Anthony Cross was sentenced to 12 years in prison, plus three years of probation.

The State Attorney's Office said Tuesday that Cross' license will be permanently revoked. He will also be required to complete 100 hours of community service.

In September 2013, Cross was driving his Ford Expedition down Atlantic Boulevard. He struck a retaining wall and crossed over the concrete median into oncoming traffic.

45-year-old Chantel Johnson died in the almost head-on collision.

Assistant State Attorney Lee Smith prosecuted this case.


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