One-Legged Driver Gets One Year in Prison for Fatal Crash in Michigan

A one-legged driver who crashed into a northern Lower Michigan restaurant and killed two patrons has been sentenced to a year in jail.

An Oscoda County judge on Monday sentenced Dean Hudson to one year in jail and three years' probation.

The 53-year-old Alpena man also was stripped of his driving privileges.

Hudson drove into a Fairview coffee shop in November 2007, killing 61-year-old Ruby Lane of Grayling and 70-year-old Virgil Spainhower of Glennie.

Hudson says he tried to slow down but accidentally hit the accelerator. He was driving with his left leg because his right leg had been amputated.

Hudson pleaded guilty in August to two counts of negligent homicide and four counts of felonious driving.