Crime

Prison term for Lenoir man in crash that killed 92-year-old

A Lenoir man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in connection with a November 2012 crash that killed a 92-year-old man.

Prosecutors said Jack Byron White, 58, was convicted Tuesday in Caldwell Superior Court of felony death by motor vehicle and DWI. Judge Robert Sumner sentenced White to between 26 and 44 months in state prison.

The crash took place Nov. 20, 2012, on U.S. 321 in Lenoir. Police said White was driving a 1994 Plymouth northbound when he lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median, and struck a southbound 1994 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Donald Lee Roper.

Roper was rushed to the hospital but died a short time later. Prosecutors said a blood test showed that White was intoxicated.

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