Former Edgewood police officer sentenced to 11 years for fatal crash

(Provided Photo/ Madison County Jail)

ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) —  A former Edgewood police officer who pleaded guilty to his involvement in a Madison County crash that killed an expectant father and injured a pregnant woman has been sentenced to 11 years.

Edgewood Police Officer James Foutch had entered a guilty plea to reckless homicide and criminal recklessness charges.

He was sentenced Thursday to 11 years, with 8 executed and three suspended.

The crash happened in April 2014 on State Road 32, just east of Lapel.

Foutch was off duty at the time. Jesse Sperry, 23, died in the wreck.

Sperry’s wife, Rebecca, who was 9 months pregnant at the time, was seriously injured and had to have an emergency C-section.

The Herald Bulletin reported that Madison County court documents show Foutch’s blood tested positive for the anti-anxiety drug Xanax and the painkiller hydrocodone.

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