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Eastern Ky. Man Sentenced In Deadly Crash

The Eau Claire County jail

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HARLAN, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in a highway crash that killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child and injured the woman's husband.

The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports that 41-year-old George Clem of Elcomb in Harlan County told the woman's family that he was "so, so sorry it happened" before being sentenced Thursday.

The wreck occurred in June 2008 on Kentucky 72 at Elcomb. Police have said 21-year-old Elizabeth Stewart, who was six months' pregnant, and her husband, Darryl Stewart, were traveling east when
Clem crossed the center line from a westbound lane and hit the Stewarts' car head-on.

Darryl Stewart said the couple had only been married two months. Stewart gave Clem a Bible and told him, "I hope God has mercy on your soul."
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Information from: Harlan Daily Enterprise,
http://www.harlandaily.com

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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