Man sentenced to five years in distracted driving manslaughter case

Posted at 12:45 PM, Aug 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-18 13:45:01-04

TULSA COUNTY -- Scott Smith, the man who pled guilty in a distracted driving manslaughter case, has been sentenced to five years.

Smith pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter after prosecutors say he wasn’t paying attention when he rear-ended Bobbi White.

The incident happened in a construction zone on Highway 169 in Owasso in 2016.

Bobbi White was an English teacher at an Owasso school. White’s mother, Gail Lambert started a “Drop it and Drive” campaign in schools across Oklahoma after her daughter’s death.

She wants to make drivers aware of the dangers of distracted driving.

Smith will spend three years in prison and two years on supervised probation.

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