Lloyd Denny sentenced to prison in reckless homicide death of motorcyclist

10:04 AM, May 8, 2013   |    comments
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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill (KSDK) - A man will spend three years in prison after he pleaded guilty last fall to reckless homicide charges in connection to a May 2011 crash that killed an Alton motorcyclist.

Lloyd Denny, 30, of South Roxana, learned the punishment Tuesday after his November 2012 guilty plea.

Prior to sentencing, Denny's bond was revoked due to his May 1, 2013 arrest for possession of heroin.

In the fatal accident case, authorities say Denny was talking on a cell phone and taking prescription medications when he collided with the rear end of the motorcycle driven by 51-year-old Bradley Umphlett. Umphlett died of massive head injuries.

The crash occurred near Brown and Spaulding Streets in Alton, and the victim was thrown from the motorcycle upon the crash's impact.

A lawsuit filed against Denny accusing him of careless driving was settled last year.

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