UPDATE: Moss Bluff man resentenced in death of CrossFit runner
Published 5:37 pm Friday, August 19, 2022
A Moss Bluff man who pleaded guilty in the 2020 death of a man who was run over while working out with his CrossFit group has been resentenced to correct errors made during his original hearing.
George D. McKinney Jr. was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison with seven years suspended for striking Jason D. Webb, 30, at a high rate of speed while under the influence. Upon his release, McKinney must serve three years of supervised probation, pay nearly $20,000 in restitution and complete 300 hours of community service.
An appeals court earlier this year ruled McKinney had initially received an indeterminate sentence because the trial court failed to specify the amount of time to be served without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. The court also said the 14th Judicial District Court ordered McKinney to pay restitution to the family for funeral expenses, medical bills and any future counseling Webb’s children may need without determining a set amount.
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McKinney was arrested on Oct. 29, 2020, after striking Webb, 30, who was jogging on Old Highway 171. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office told the American Press at that time that McKinney was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed when he crossed the center line and struck Webb.
Webb was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Deputies said they noticed signs of impairment and found alcoholic beverages in McKinney’s vehicle. A breath intoxilyzer test later revealed he was two times over the legal limit.