15-Year Sentence for Fatal DWI Crash

A man from Springfield, Gary Charles Calhoun, was given a 15-year prison sentence on Monday for a 2021 fatal drink driving incident that resulted in the death of two individuals. The ruling was handed down by a Greene County judge, with Calhoun being sentenced under a felony DWI charge for causing two or more deaths. The man was additionally sentenced to 180 days in Greene County Jail for a DWI misdemeanor, with both sentences to be served concurrently. Calhoun’s request for probation was denied.

Calhoun entered an Alford plea on January 19, 2024 through which he acknowledged the existence of incriminating evidence without admitting guilt. This plea led to a reduction in charges, with two felony counts of DWI-related death of non-passengers being dropped.

The fatal incident occurred on August 27, 2021 when Calhoun, driving north on Glenstone Avenue, swerved his vehicle over the center line, colliding with another vehicle driven by Amber Kendall and a tracker trailer driven by Felix Gonzalez. Gonzalez tragically passed away on-site and Kendall later succumbed to her injuries in the hospital.

Calhoun has been transferred back to Greene County Jail, where he will be in custody before being moved to the Department of Corrections. His sentence will credit time already served.

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