Tulsa Man Gets 20 Years In Prison For Role In Deadly 2014 Crash

Monday, September 19th 2016, 10:50 pm
By: News On 6

A Tulsa driver who pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for a deadly crash learned Monday how much time he'll spend behind bars.

A judge sentenced James Blissit to 20 years in prison but suspended all but seven years.

Police said Blissit was traveling at 97 miles-per-hour on 71st Street in September 2014 when he crested a Hill at Evanston Avenue and hit a car driven by 82-year-old Emma Jean Bennett. 

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Both Bennett and Blissit were pinned in their vehicles, but Bennett was killed instantly, police said.