Man Who Caused Fatal Hwy 75 Crash Sentenced to One Year in Jail

The man police say caused a fatal hit and run crash on Highway 75 two years ago has been sentenced to one year in jail.

Douglas Pruitt was convicted earlier this year for his role in the accident that killed 55-year-old Laurie Puckett of Bristol, Tennessee.

Prosecutors said Pruitt rear-ended Puckett’s car while speeding in a Corvette, pushing it into oncoming traffic. He then left the crash site, only to come back before leaving a second time.