Ex-Paramedic Gets Prison for Crash that Killed 2

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Good to Know:

  • Terri Elmore was sentenced to eight years in prison.
  • Elmore's blood-alcohol level was .20, well above the legal limit of .08.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas jury has delivered an eight-year prison sentenced for a former paramedic whose car crossed into oncoming traffic and killed a Central Texas couple.

The Travis County jury sentenced 42-year-old Terri Elmore on Tuesday in Austin, on day after finding her guilty of two intoxication manslaughter counts. Her car crossed into oncoming traffic in November 2011 and struck a vehicle carrying Ernest and Barbara Boyett, killing them.

Prosecutors say her blood-alcohol level was .20, well above the legal limit of .08.

Elmore could have gotten up to 20 years in prison on each count. She testified during trial that she has no memory of the day of the wreck, which left her seriously injured. She told the jury she suffered from fainting spells.

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