MCDONOUGH, GA – A Henry County man will serve 15 years in prison for driving drunk and killing a man in a fiery crash.
A Henry County jury returned a guilty verdict Thursday night against Andre Denson, 41, of Hampton, on charges of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, two counts of driving under the influence, and not wearing a seatbelt.
Morrie Carraway, 57, had just left his Henry County house on the evening of Jan. 13, 2019 and was on his way to work when Denson’s Dodge Ram truck ran through the stop sign at Lester Mill Road and Bill Gardner Parkway in Locust Grove. Denson’s truck struck the side of Carraway’s Ford F-150, sending Carraway’s truck off to the side of the road where it caught fire.
Emergency responders arrived to find Carraway dead, trapped inside the fiery truck.
Denson was taken to the hospital, where a blood test determined he was intoxicated over the legal limit.
Police issued a warrant for Denson, and he was later arrested in Michigan, where he was convicted of a second DUI.
On Thursday night, Superior Court Judge Danielle Roberts sentenced Denson to 15 years to serve in prison. The maximum sentence for vehicular homicide is 15 years.
The case was tried by Assistant District Attorneys John Murray and Caitlin McGillicuddy.