A man who admitted to being on prescription drugs during a deadly crash was sentenced in a Montgomery County Courtroom today.
Stewart Creekmore, 26, was sentenced to a total of 17-years by a Circuit Court judge who accepted a plea agreement reached by the Commonwealth and defense two-weeks ago.
Police say Creekmore ignored a red light and crashed into a truck driven by Henry Bush in July 2010, killing Bush. Creekmore's passenger and girlfriend, Stefanie Oatman, lost the couple's 7-month old fetus as a result of the crash. Bush's two son's were behind him.
"I don't know if you've ever had to literally watch someone die in your arms?" said Daniel Bush. "Especially your father, but I had to."
"Trying to save his life and having to look him in the eye and watch him die, no one should have to do that," Henry Bush Jr. told the courtroom.
After all the Bush family has gone through, they still showed Creekmore mercy.
"I'm finding it in my heart to do things right," said Kathy Bush, the victim's wife. "And make things right and I have forgiven you."
When given a chance, Creekmore addressed the Bush family.
"I really am truly sorry," he said. "I don't know whoever said that I showed no remorse, but I'm really sorry about this."
Part of the plea agreement, Creekmore's charges were reduced to manslaughter second, fetal homicide, assault and DUI.
Creekmore is already serving a five-year sentence for escape from the Montgomery County jail in October 2010.
He will be up for parole in less than three-years. But attorney's for both sides said, it is unlikely Creekmore will receive parole on his first try.