EASLEY, SC (WSPA) – A man was sentenced to 19 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony DUI resulting in death and other crimes in a police chase that ended in a deadly crash.
In April 2017, Nicholas Keith Blackstock was in a police chase that started in Liberty and ended in Easley when he crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into the victim.
The victim, later identified as Steven Louis Richardson, 59, of Easley, died at the scene.
Prosecutors said a blood test revealed that Blackstock was high on methamphetamine at the time of the crash and the drug was also found in the car.
He must serve 85 percent, or a little more than 16 years, of the sentence before he’s eligible for release.