Florida man gets 20 years in prison for fatal drug-related crash

Hunter Black had Xanax and cannabis in his system, prosecutors say

A gavel in a courtroom. (Pexels)

PENSACOLA, Fla. – A Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years and three months in prison for being high on drugs when he caused a crash that killed two siblings.

Hunter Black, 26, was sentenced Tuesday in Escambia County circuit court after pleading no contest to two counts of DUI manslaughter and one count of marijuana possession, the Pensacola News Journal reported.

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Black was driving on a Cantonment road, just north of Pensacola, in January 2019, when he swerved into the oncoming lane and hit another car head-on, officials said. The other vehicle’s driver, Antoinette McCoy, 22, and her brother, Sean Banks, 15, were seriously injured in the crash. The siblings were airlifted to a Pensacola hospital, where they died, officials said.

Black suffered no major injuries. An analysis of his blood sample, taken after the crash, revealed the presence of Xanax and cannabis in his system, prosecutors said.