Hiram man to serve six years for manslaughter in fatal Windham crash

February 9th, 2018 by admin Leave a reply »

A Hiram man will serve six years in prison and his driver’s license suspended for life for a fatal 2016 pickup crash in Windham.

Philip Macri will also serve four years of probation on a manslaughter charge in the December 2016 crash that killed Rebecca Perry, 38, of Steep Falls, and seriously injured her then-15-year-old daughter.

In addition, Macri was sentenced to eight years, all of it suspended, for aggravated assault. That charge will result in an additional two years being added to his probationary period. If Macri violates probation, he could be sent back to jail for a full 17-year sentence for manslaughter.

Prosecutors said Macri was going 75 mph in a 35 mph zone along Tandberg Trail when his pickup crossed the centerline of the road and hit Perry’s pickup. Perry had swerved to avoid the crash, prosecutors said, and the collision actually took place in the breakdown lane on Perry’s side of the road.

A subsequent blood test found cocaine and marijuana in Macri’s system.

Justin Perry, Rebecca Perry’s husband, said no sentence could make up for the loss of his wife, but said he was satisfied with the terms agreed to in the plea bargain. He also said that he was satisfied that Cumberland County Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills agreed to impose the lifetime driving suspension “so no family has to go through” what his family has faced.

In addition to their daughter Gretchen, who suffered spinal injuries in the crash, Justin and Rebecca Perry have two sons.


Article source: https://www.pressherald.com/2018/02/09/hiram-man-to-serve-six-years-for-manslaughter-in-fatal-windham-crash/