Man who was smoking pot before fatal crash sentenced

Carmen Crapsi

A Lewiston man  who was smoking marijuana and texting behind the wheel before a deadly hit-and-run accident is headed to prison.

A judge sentenced 23-year-old Carmen Crapsi to spend 16 months to four years behind bars. Crapsi struck and killed 34-year-old Lorelei Walker last summer on Upper Mountain Road in Lewiston. He later turned himself in and pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal crash.

The victim’s family says they are satisfied with Wednesday’s sentencing.

Karla Walker, the victim’s sister, said, “We hope that the time he has been given he uses to reflect upon his continued bad decisions and he comes out a productive member of society who no longer puts others in harm’s way.”

Crapsi’s attorney says his client is remorseful and wants to take responsibility for his actions.

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