Gregory sentenced for Oktibbeha County fatal accident

By The Associated Press

STARKVILLE — Eric Gregory has been given a suspended sentence on a charge of accessory after the fact involving a 2008 fatal accident that killed two and seriously injured another.

The Commercial Dispatch reports that Oktibbeha County Circuit Judge Lee Howard on Friday gave Gregory a five-year prison sentence but suspended it

Gregory pleaded guilty last week.

Prosecutors say Gregory assisted Ryan Crick, a former Mississippi wildlife officer, leave the scene of the accident on an Oktibbeha County road.

Killed in the accident were Matthew Gaskin of Aberdeen and Jessica Burks of Starkville. Heather Kay McMillian of Maben was injured.

Crick pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated DUI in 2009 and was sentenced to 60 years in prison.