Drunk driver pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2018 crash

Published: Aug. 17, 2023 at 8:27 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2023 at 10:20 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A drunk driver pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Thursday after a Lubbock County crash in 2018 killed his passenger.

41-year-old Skyler Duncan pleaded guilty in the May 7 crash that killed 38-year-old Latanya Lacy.

Court documents say Duncan was driving drunk with Lacy along FM 1729 when he lost control of his car, rolled the vehicle, and hit a fence.

Lacy died at the scene. Duncan pleaded guilty to the felony in court on Thursday and received a sentence of 60 days at the Lubbock County Detention Center and 10 years probation.

If Duncan violates that probation, he will have to spend 10 years in prison.

His license was also suspended for a year and he is required to have a breathalyzer inside his vehicle for the next five years.