Tennessee man gets 6 years prison for killing Kilgore woman in drunk-driving wreck

Isiah Franklin (Source: Smith County Jail)
Isiah Franklin (Source: Smith County Jail)
Updated: Jul. 9, 2019 at 8:34 AM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A driver in a fatal 2018 crash has pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter and accepted a six-year prison sentence.

Isiah Keithion Franklin, 21, of Brownsville, Tennessee, entered the plea Monday in Judge Kerry Russell’s court, according to judicial records.

In May 2018, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a one-vehicle wreck on FM 16, about 15 miles north of Tyler.

Jasmine Victoria Murillo, 17, of Kilgore was killed in the crash. Franklin, along with two others, were transported to hospitals following the crash.

An Oct. 28, 2018, DPS crash report states Franklin attempted to make a turn while intoxicated and the vehicle left the roadway, became airborne and struck a tree.

An investigation revealed deputies found an open container in the vehicle. Deputies took a blood test and Franklin’s sample returned with .131. The legal limit is .08.

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