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Driver gets 16 years for striking pregnant woman in Gresham

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man on methamphetamine when he crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into a sedan in Gresham, causing catastrophic injuries to the pregnant woman inside, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Jack Whiteaker pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Multnomah County Circuit Court Friday after the woman, Cayla Wilson, succumbed in 2018 to complications caused by crash injuries.

Whiteaker was sentenced to 11 years in prison in 2012 after he was found guilty of assault and driving with methamphetamine in his system. Friday’s sentencing adds five years to that sentence, bringing the total to 16 years.

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