HAYS — A Great Bend man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for causing a fatal accident last September, when he drove the wrong way on Interstate 70 in Ellis County.
Cameron Wade Williams, 19, was sentenced to three years and five months in prison last Wednesday after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter/driving under the influence, according to the Hays Daily News. He was charged in the Sept. 13, 2013, wrong-way accident that killed 37-year-old Douglas R. Feldt of Hays.
Kansas Highway Patrol reported Williams was driving a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup that was eastbound on I-70 in a westbound lane just before midnight. The truck hit a oncoming Kia Soul driven by Feldt, killing the other driver. Both vehicles came to rest in the left lane and were struck by a Freightliner driven by Jeremy Lee Kelly, 35, from Marion, Ill., who taken to Hays Medical Center for possible injuries. Williams was flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita with serious injuries.
The criminal complaint filed Feb. 27 of this year said Williams had a blood alcohol level of 0.16, three hours after the accident.
Ellis County District Judge Ed Bouker sentencing Williams, who was remanded to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Department. He will be transferred to the Kansas Department of Corrections.