published Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Man pleads guilty in 2012 vehicular homicide

A 28-year-old man pleaded guilty this morning in Hamilton County Criminal Court to vehicular homicide in an Aug. 16, 2012, fatal crash.

John Westin Massey admitted to crossing the center line in the 6500 block of Middle Valley Road that day and colliding head-on with Tracy O'Neal, who was killed.

Massey also pleaded guilty to DUI. His sentencing has been set for July 2 and the maximum he faces is eight years.

Massey was charged with vehicular homicide, DUI and reckless endangerment in the crash.

For more see tomorrow's Times Free Press.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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