ETX man given maximum sentence for fatal wreck that killed Tyler woman

ETX man given maximum sentence for fatal wreck that killed Tyler woman

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The man found guilty in the wreck that killed a 20-year-old woman in Tyler has been given the maximum sentence.

James Fulton was found guilty on Thursday of criminally negligent homicide with a deadly weapon. Around 5 p.m. Fulton was given a sentence of 10 years in prison, which is the maximum punishment available for the charge of criminally negligent homicide, as provided by the Texas penal code.

Fulton was indicted in November on the charge for the death of Haile Beasley, 20.

The wreck occurred in May of 2016 on West Grande Boulevard in Tyler. Police said at the time that Beasley was driving eastbound on Grande, when Fulton drove into oncoming traffic, hitting her car head-on.

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