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Man gets 22-plus years in fatal road rage crash

A judge ordered a 48-year-old man to serve 22 1/2 years in prison for a road rage crash that killed a 30-year-old woman.

Richard Waters apologized Monday for causing the crash, which he says was an accident. Prosecutors had asked Circuit Judge Beth Harlan to sentence Waters to 30 years.

The Ledger of Lakeland reports jurors found Waters guilty in February of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a fatal crash and reckless driving.

Authorities say Waters was angry in May 2010 because Joshua Moore pulled in front of him. Waters then swerved into Moore's lane, forcing him into oncoming traffic. Moore crashed head-on into Amy Krupp, who died. Waters kept driving, but another motorist followed him, took down his license plate number and reported him to police.

Receiving news of a loved one's death is never easy to bear, but when that passing comes unexpectedly as a consequence of another party's negligent or reckless actions, the trauma can be amplified considerably. It is important that you are fully aware of your legal rights so that you can make the best choice for your family regarding such issues. We are passionately committed to helping our clients prepare for the difficult road ahead as they adapt to life without a loved one taken too soon. Contact the Fort Lauderdale wrongful death lawyers of Salpeter Gitkin, LLP to learn more.

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