Creighton Cockrill sentenced for vehicular homicide

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Creighton Lyle Cockrill, 26, of McLemoresville was sentenced last week in the 2018 traffic death of a McLemoresville woman.

Cockrill appeared before Carroll County Circuit Court Judge Donald Parish on Friday, and Cockrill entered into a plea agreement in which he received a 15-year sentence (to serve 30 percent) for vehicular homicide, 11 months and 29 days (to serve 75 percent) for DUI, and a total of $1,350 in fines.

The two sentences will run concurrent.

Cockrill was indicted by the Grand Jury in May of 2019 for his involvement in a July 3, 2018 crash that claimed the life of 64-year-old Sara Elizabeth (Sally) Aylor and seriously injured her husband, George Aylor.

The crash occurred on Highway 70A at the intersection of Clay Farm Road between Atwood and McLemoresville.

Trooper Shane Steele with the Tennessee Highway Patrol testified in court that he observed an open beer in Cockrill’s truck following the crash. Cockrill failed two of three field sobriety tests, and though Cockrill initially refused to take a blood-alcohol test, a warrant was obtained requiring him to provide a blood sample, which showed that his blood alcohol level was well above the legal limit.

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