A Bloomingdale man involved in a fatal crash that killed a Brooklet couple will serve eight years in prison for two counts of first degree homicide by vehicle.
Trevor Chase Cannon, 22, was found guilty of two counts of felony vehicular homicide as well as other charges stemming from the Feb. 22, 2013, wreck that took the lives of Brooklet residents Stephen Carroll Joyner, 29, and his wife, Camie Barnes Joyner, 31. The accident occurred on Interstate 516 near Savannah.
According to reports from WTOC-TV in Savannah, Chatham County superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley sentenced Cannon to four years to serve consecutively for each count, meaning he faces eight years behind bars. He was also sentenced to 10 years’ probation for a conviction of serious injury by vehicle, according to reports.
Cannon was found guilty in April of felony vehicular homicide. The Joyner’s daughter, Dakota Joyner, was 3 at the time of the accident. She survived after being treated for minor injuries sustained in the crash.
According to WTOC's report, Cannon admitted in court that he was driving faster than the posted
55 mph speed limit on Lynes Parkway when the crash occurred but said he was cut off by another driver and lost control.
Witnesses in court said Cannon was weaving and speeding, according to the report.
Cannon was listed in serious but stable condition after the wreck. Both victims died at the scene of the crash. According to the couple's obituaries, Camie Joyner was expecting the couple's second child.
Another man, Irven Williams, 47, a motorcyclist involved in the crash, was treated at the hospital for injuries he received from “laying his bike down” to avoid the wreck.
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