Arlington Man Sentences to Prison in Fatal Wreck

Sunday, Jan 9, 2011  |  Updated 7:45 AM CDT
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Arlington Man Sentences to Prison in Fatal Wreck

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Branford man going to jail for crash that killed his half brother.

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A 34-year-old Arlington man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a wreck that caused the death of a retired hospital administrator.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Saturday that Jeffery Lamar was sentenced by a magistrate after pleading guilty to intoxication manslaughter in the wreck that caused the death of Larry Thompson. Thompson, 63, died as he drove home from a community theater production in Azle last February.

Thompson was dressed as a priest for the play, causing confusion when emergency responders found him after the head-on collision.

Thompson had a 35-year career in hospital management, including 12 years as president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle.

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