Driver of pickup that flew off overpass killing 2 sentenced to 8 years

Samantha Davis sentenced to 8 years

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The driver of a pickup that went over an I-71 overpass, crushing a car on the highway below and killing two was sentenced to eight years on Wednesday.

Samantha Davis, 28, of Norwood lost control of her vehicle the morning of Aug. 6, 2016, causing her to be ejected before it went off the overpass and landed on another car traveling southbound on I-71. 67-year-old Sandra Tell and her daughter, 41-year-old Sabrina Miller of Wilmington, were killed.

Davis was found guilty of two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and two counts of aggravated drug possession.

The father of Sabrina spoke in court on Wednesday.

“She was just a wonderful person," he said. “A giving, caring, compassionate person. She’s in heaven today. I want Ms. Davis to know I do not hate her. I forgive her.”

Davis said the survivors guilt she suffers from is overwhelming.

“There is not a day that goes by that I don’t pray for your family. I know birthdays and holidays will never be the same. I just wish you knew if I could, I would go back and switch places with them," she said. “The pain might lessen for all of us, but it will never heal. There is so much that you’ve missed out on and I apologize, I just pray that you can find forgiveness. Please believe me, when I say I morn with you.”

Along with Davis’ eight year sentence, her license has been permanently suspended.

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