Man Sentenced In Shelbyville Deadly Hit-And-Run Crash
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - A man who was behind the wheel in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Shelbyville has been sentenced to 9 years in prison.
James Rader struck a plea deal with prosecutors late Friday on charges of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. He accepted a nine-year prison term.
Last August, Shelbyville police said Rader was driving an SUV when he hit and killed 41-year-old David Brown as he rode his motorcycle.
Witnesses tried to follow Rader, but lost him.
He was arrested in March of this year.
Rader will have to serve a little more than three years before he's eligible for parole.