Groomsman jailed for crash that killed bridesmaid

June 6, 2009 12:45:44 PM PDT
A Delaware man who was drunk when he crashed his car after a wedding rehearsal dinner in New Jersey last year, killing a bridesmaid, has been sent to prison. Jayson Maykut, a groomsman in the wedding, received a four-year sentence Friday. He had pleaded guilty in April to vehicular manslaughter.

The 30-year-old Wilmington man had about 10 cocktails at the May 15 event in Upper Township, but at the time didn't feel he was too impaired to drive. And when 25-year-old Megan Perry of Wilmington asked for a ride to nearby Sea Isle City - where the wedding was taking place the next day - he agreed to take her.

A short time later, Maykut's car struck a utility pole in Sea Isle City. Perry was pronounced dead at the scene, while Maykut suffered undisclosed injuries.

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