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Man sentenced to 25 years for fatal 2017 crash
Paul Michael Haney will serve 15 in prison, 10 on probation
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An Ellabell man charged for a fatal wreck in April 2017 on Highway 204 was sentenced to 25 years after pleading guilty Friday to first degree homicide by vehicle and five other charges. 

Paul Michael Haney will spend 15 years in jail and serve an additional 10 on probation after being sentenced by Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Judge Jay Stewart, according to Bryan County Clerk of Courts Becky Crowe.

Haney reportedly pled guilty to being under the influence of methamphetamine. He was arrested in April 2017 after an accident that killed Melissa Armstrong, 33, a mother of four. 

Georgia State Patrol reports said witnesses told troopers Haney was driving on the wrong side of the road. When she tried to avoid him, he swerved back into his lane and hit her vehicle.

Three others were injured in the accident. 

Haney was also charged with serious injury by vehicle, DUI alcohol, reckless driving, safety restraint violations and driving on a suspended license.

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